Mullica Hill (Cretaceous to of the United States)

Where: Gloucester County, New Jersey (39.7° N, 75.2° W: paleocoordinates 39.5° N, 46.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Navesink Formation (Monmouth Group), Late/Upper Campanian to Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 66.0 Ma)

• or Mount Laurel Fm.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by I. Lukens, J. Colson, W. Atkinson, W. Gabb

• Mr J. Colson, Dr Wm. B. Atkinson, Mr William Gabb

Primary reference: R. Harland. 1824. Notice of the Plesiosaurus, and other fossil Reliquiae, form the State of New Jersey. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 4(1):232-236 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 52504: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 09.08.2005, edited by Mark Uhen, Roger Benson and Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Arcida - Cucullaeidae
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Exogyra sp.3 Say 1820 oyster
 Ostreida - Flemingostreidae
Agerostrea sp.3 Vialov 1936 oyster
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
"Crassatellites sp." = Crassatella3
"Crassatellites sp." = Crassatella3 Lamarck 1799 clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
 Neogastropoda - Tudiclidae
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
"Lunatia halli" = Euspira halli3 Gabb 1860 moon snail
Gyrodes petrosa3 moon snail
Gyrodes abyssina3 moon snail
 Heterostropha - Ringiculidae
Cephalopoda
 Belemnitida - Belemnitellidae
 Ammonitida - Baculitidae
Baculites sp.3 Lamarck 1799 ammonite
Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
"Isurus desorii" = Isurus oxyrinchus2
"Isurus desorii" = Isurus oxyrinchus2 Rafinesque 1810 mako shark
Reptilia
 Testudines - Macrobaenidae
Osteopygis emarginatus5 Cope 1868 turtle
 Testudines - Adocidae
"Emys beatus n. sp." = Adocus beatus4
"Emys beatus n. sp." = Adocus beatus4 Leidy 1865 turtle
ANSP 9184; several plates and fragments of others of a carapace of a Turtle: presented by William M. Gabb
 Testudines -
Chelone sopita4 Leidy 1865 turtle
ANSP 9223; a series of 3 marginal plates, with the half of a fourth, presented by Mr. J. Colson and. Dr. Wm. B. Atkinson, which I suspect to belong to a younger individual of the same species as the preceding
 Avetheropoda -
Tomodon horrificus n. gen. n. sp.4
Tomodon horrificus n. gen. n. sp.4 Leidy 1865 coelurosaur
ANSP 9680
 Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae
Hadrosaurus minor5 Cope 1869 hadrosaurid
posterior dorsal centrum; YPM 1593
 Crocodylia -
Holops glyptodon1, "Thoracosaurus mullicensis n. sp." = Thoracosaurus neocesariensis6
Holops glyptodon1 Cope 1869 crocodilian
"Thoracosaurus mullicensis n. sp." = Thoracosaurus neocesariensis6 De Kay 1842 crocodilian
YPM 283 - type (fragmentary skeleton)
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Mosasaurus dekayi1 Bronn 1838 mosasaur
 Sauropterygia -
Plesiosaurus sp. de la Beche and Conybeare 1821 plesiosaur
vertebrae
Echinoidea
 Cassiduloida - Cassidulidae
Demospongea
 Clavulina - Clionaidae
Cliona cretacica3 demosponge