Big Brook (Navesink) (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Monmouth County, New Jersey (40.3° N, 74.2° W: paleocoordinates 40.5° N, 49.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Navesink Formation (Monmouth Group), Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; glauconitic, micaceous, black, green claystone

• "micaceous greenish-black glauconitic clay"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: surface (float), mechanical,

Primary reference: F. Bukowski. 1980. Cretaceous fossils from New Jersey and Delaware. Earth Science 33(2):55-60 [M. Uhen/M. Shalap]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 57915: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 06.01.2006, edited by Mark Uhen and Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Callianassidae
Protocallianassa mortoni3 Pilsbry 1901 decapod
Callianassa mortoni Pilsbry 1901 decapod
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Terebrataliidae
Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpula sp.3 Linnaeus 1758
 Serpulimorpha -
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Pectinida - Limidae
"Lima pelagica" = Lima (Lima) pelagica3
"Lima pelagica" = Lima (Lima) pelagica3 Morton 1833 file clam
 Pectinida - Plicatulidae
 Pectinida - Oxytomidae
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Exogyra costata1 Say 1971 oyster
 Ostreida - Flemingostreidae
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea tecticosta" = Cubitostrea tecticosta3
"Ostrea tecticosta" = Cubitostrea tecticosta3 Gabb 1860 oyster
Gastropoda
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Gyrodes sp.1 Conrad 1860 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella sp.1 Lamarck 1799 turret shell
Cephalopoda
 Belemnitida - Belemnitellidae
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet.3 Ehrenberg 1831
Chondrichthyes
 Sclerorhynchiformes - Sclerorhynchidae
Ischyrhiza mira1 Leidy 1856 cartilaginous fish
 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
Squalicorax kaupi Agassiz 1843 crow shark
 Euselachii - Mitsukurinidae
Scapanorhynchus sp.1 Woodward 1889 goblin shark
Coelacanthimorpha
 Coelacanthiformes - Coelacanthidae
Megalocoelacanthus dobiei4 Schwimmer et al. 1994 coelacanth
Reptilia
 Testudines - Pancheloniidae
Peritresius ornatus2 Leidy 1856 turtle
PU 21709
 Avetheropoda -
? Dryptosaurus sp.3 Marsh 1877 coelurosaur
 Ornithischia -
Ankylosauria indet. ornithischian
scute
 Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae
Hadrosaurus sp.3 Leidy 1858 hadrosaurine
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Mosasauridae indet.3 Gervais 1852 mosasaur
Mosasaurus sp.3 Parkinson 1822 mosasaur
Halisaurus platyspondylus2 Marsh 1869 mosasaur
 Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae
Cimoliasaurus magnus3 Leidy 1851 elasmosaur
Echinoidea
 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
Cidaridae indet.3 Gray 1825 pencil urchin
Demospongea
 Clavulina - Clionaidae
Cliona cretacica1 demosponge