Tinton Falls (Greensand) (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Monmouth County, New Jersey (40.3° N, 74.1° W: paleocoordinates 40.5° N, 49.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Hornerstown Formation (Rancocas Group), Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• 'greensand', prob. Hornerstown Fm.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, glauconitic sandstone

• 'greensand'

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Prof. Cook

Primary reference: J. Leidy. 1865. Cretaceous reptiles of the United States. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge 192:1-135 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 129264: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 22.06.2012, edited by Matthew Carrano

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Adocidae
"Emys firmus n. sp." = Adocus firmus2, "Emys pravus n. sp." = Adocus pravus2
"Emys firmus n. sp." = Adocus firmus2 Leidy 1856 turtle
A number of fragments of turtle shells, among which are several marginal plates of a carapace and fragments of sternal plates, apparently belonging to the same individual. The specimens, also supposed" to indicate a species of Emys, consist of fragments of the third, fi.fth, sixth, and seventh right marginal plates, a portion of the sixth and the near'ly entire seventh left marginal plates of the carapace, and portions of the right hyposternal and left hyosternal plates of the stetnum
"Emys pravus n. sp." = Adocus pravus2 Leidy 1856 turtle
the greater portions of a hyosternal and hyposternal plates, and a small fragment of the conjoined xiphisternals
 Testudines - Pancheloniidae
"Chelone grandaeva" = Procolpochelys grandaeva2
"Chelone grandaeva" = Procolpochelys grandaeva2 Leidy 1861 turtle
 Testudines - Bothremydidae
"Platemys sulcatus n. sp." = Taphrosphys sulcatus2
"Platemys sulcatus n. sp." = Taphrosphys sulcatus2 Leidy 1856 sideneck turtle
AMNH 2522: three consecutive marginal plates of the left side of a carapace, found in association rvith remains of other turtles in the Green-sand of Tinton Falls
 Crocodylia -
Thoracosaurus neocesariensis1 De Kay 1842 crocodilian
AMNH 2548
 Loricata - Dyrosauridae
Hyposaurus rogersii1 Owen 1849 crocodilian
AMNH 2545