James King marl pits (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Six Runs Creek, L&W locality 5

Where: Sampson County, North Carolina (35.0° N, 78.2° W: paleocoordinates 35.2° N, 49.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Black Creek Group, Campanian (83.6 - 72.1 Ma)

• Tayloran, Late Cretaceous

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified, argillaceous siltstone and unlithified, silty claystone

• poorly indurated, laminated or thin-bedded clayey silts and silty clays, dark clays, and loose, coarse light gray, well sorted sand, as well as thick lenses of this sand

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by W. C. Kerr; reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: E. D. Cope. 1869. [Remarks on Eschrichtius polyporus, Hypsibema crassicauda, Hadrosaurus tripos, and Polydectes biturgidus]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 21:191-192 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 71141: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 19.04.2007, edited by Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Bothremydidae
Taphrosphys sp. Cope 1869 sideneck turtle
 Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae
Hypsibema crassicauda n. gen. n. sp.
Hypsibema crassicauda n. gen. n. sp. Cope 1869 hadrosaurid