Also known as KT loc. 428
Where: Gloucester County, New Jersey (39.8° N, 75.2° W: paleocoordinates 40.2° N, 51.8° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Hornerstown Formation (Rancocas Group), Late/Upper Maastrichtian to Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 61.7 Ma)
• Mixed Maastrichtian-Danian assemblage from the main fossiliferous layer (most likely a Maastrichtian lag deposit)
•"articulated skeletons and other unworn material, including most of the birds, are more probably not reworked but part of a new phase of deposition in the earliest Paleocene (D. Parris, pers. comm.)" (Hope 2002).
•Described as the "main fossiliferous layer"
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; poorly lithified, glauconitic sandstone
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Collection methods: salvage, quarrying,
Primary reference: E. D. Cope. 1870. Synopsis of the Extinct Batrachia, Reptilia and Aves of North America. Part II. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, New Series 14:105-235 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details
Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis
PaleoDB collection 26819: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 05.11.2002, edited by Matthew Carrano, Jonathan Tennant, Patricia Holroyd, John Alroy and Philip Mannion
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