Also known as OPC 988, OPC 989, OPC 990, Sayreville and Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey
Where: Middlesex County, New Jersey (40.0° N, 74.0° W: paleocoordinates 33.4° N, 38.4° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Woodbridge Clay Member (Raritan Formation), Cenomanian (100.5 - 93.9 Ma)
• In this area the oldest division of the Cretaceous is the Raritan. In an early report, the Raritan Formation was divided into 7 "beds", which may be seen in many outcrops, but can't be followed any great distance. The thickness of the OPC 988 section is 238 inches, and 15 samples were collected. The thickness of the OPC 989 section is 111 inches, and 23 samples were collected. The thickness of the OPC 990 section is 156 inches, and 15 samples were collected.
• member-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported
Size class: microfossils
Preservation: original sporopollenin
Collection methods: surface (in situ), chemical,
• Fossil preservation in the Raritan sediments is fair to excellent. The palynological investigation of three sections of the Raritan Formation in New Jersey yielded 53 genera containing 87 species. Of the total assemblage, 2 genera and 36 species are considered new. The new forms are assigned binominal names and described in this paper. The following list is the phylogenetic grouping of the species of spores and pollen found in the Raritan Formation of New Jersey. The dominanat species are designated by an asterisk in the comments section.
Primary reference: A. Kimyai. 1966. New plant microfossils from the Raritan Formation (Cretaceous) in New Jersey. micropaleontology 12(4):461-476 [R. Lupia/T. Naeher/T. Naeher]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 34141: authorized by Rick Lupia, entered by Brooke Wilborn on 20.08.2003
Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)