Medford Farms (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Burlington County, New Jersey (39.9° N, 74.8° W: paleocoordinates 40.0° N, 55.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Vincentown Formation (Rancocas Group), Thanetian (59.2 - 56.0 Ma)

• Vincentown Fm= Thanetian (Owens and Sohl 1973)

Environment/lithology: marine; gray, calcareous sandstone

• "light gray limesand"

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: salvage,

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 124966: 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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Lagenina
 Nodosariacea - Nodosariidae
Maxillopoda
 Scalpelliformes - Scalpellidae
Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Gryphaeostrea vomer Morton 1828 oyster
 Cardiida - Gastrochaenidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Meretrix cf. ovata" = Pitar (Pitar) ovatus
"Meretrix cf. ovata" = Pitar (Pitar) ovatus Rogers and Rogers 1837 venus clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
Panopea sp. Menard 1807 clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Volutoderma sp. Gabb 1877 volute
 Neogastropoda - Tudiclidae
? Pyropsis sp. Conrad 1860 snail
Gymnolaemata
 Cheilostomata - Coscinopleuridae
Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Lamna sp. Cuvier 1816 mackerel shark
Echinoidea
 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
Cidaris splendens Morton 1841 pencil urchin
 Spatangoida - Schizasteridae
"Linthia tumidula" = Schizaster (Linthia) tumidulus
"Linthia tumidula" = Schizaster (Linthia) tumidulus Clark 1891 heart urchin
 Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae
Hemiaster sp. Agassiz and Desor 1847 heart urchin
 Salenioida - Saleniidae
Salenia tumidula Clark 1801 sea urchin
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Flabellum mortoni Vaughan 1900 stony coral
 Octocorallia -