Rancocas Creek, southwest branch (Paleocene of the United States)

Also known as Marlton

Where: Burlington County, New Jersey (39.9° N, 74.8° W: paleocoordinates 40.2° N, 52.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Hornerstown Formation (Rancocas Group), Danian (66.0 - 61.6 Ma)

• upper part of formation

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; glauconitic, green sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: W. B. Gallagher. 1984. Paleoecology of the Delaware Valley region. Part II: Cretaceous to Quartenary. The Mosasaur 2:9-43 [M. Uhen/M. Shalap/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 124964: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 01.03.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Bivalvia
 Arcida - Cucullaeidae
Cucullaea sp. Lamarck 1801 clam
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella sp. Lamarck 1799 turret shell
Gnathostomata
  -
Chondrichthyes indet. Huxley 1880 cartilaginous fish
Reptilia
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian
Calcarea
 Calcaronea - Stellispongiidae
Peronidella dichotoma calcareous sponge
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Flabellum mortoni Vaughan 1900 stony coral