RMM Loc. AGr-11, Old West Greene (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Greene County, Alabama (32.9° N, 88.1° W: paleocoordinates 35.5° N, 59.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Exogyra ponderosa other zone, Mooreville Chalk Formation (Selma Group), Campanian (83.6 - 72.1 Ma)

• early to mid-Campanian, nannofossil zone 18a of Sissingh, 1977. "uppermost beds" at site.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; gray, argillaceous chalk

• "deep water in an outer-shelf environment"
• "a thinner bed of dark gray marly chalk"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Collected by C. Kiernan, D. Schwimmer in 1980–2001

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, surface (float), surface (in situ), sieve,

Primary reference: K. Kiernan and D. R. Schwimmer. 2004. First record of a celociraptorine theropod (Tetanurae, Dromaeosauridae) from the eastern Gulf Coastal United States. The Mosasaur 7:89-93 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 82635: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 30.07.2008, edited by Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Polychaeta
 Serpulimorpha -
Bivalvia
 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
Inoceramus sp. Sowerby 1814 clam
 Ostreida - Flemingostreidae
Agerostrea falcata Morton 1827 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Chondrichthyes
 Elasmobranchii -
Elasmobranchii indet. Bonaparte 1838 elasmobranch
 Sclerorhynchiformes - Sclerorhynchidae
Ischyrhiza mira Leidy 1856 elasmobranch
 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
Pseudocorax laevis Leriche 1906 mackerel shark
Actinopteri
 Teleostei -
Teleostei indet. Müller 1846
Reptilia
 Testudines - Protostegidae
Calcarichelys gemma Zangerl 1953 sea turtle
RMM 3164, 3216
 Testudines -
Toxochelys moorevillensis Zangerl 1953 turtle
carapace and plastron
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
cf. Saurornitholestes sp. Sues 1978 coelurosaur
ALMNH 2001.1, tooth
Aves
 Ornithurae -
? Ichthyornis sp. Marsh 1872 bird
Reptilia
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Mosasauridae indet. Gervais 1852 mosasaur
Echinoidea
  -
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
Prymnesiophyceae
 Prymnesiophycidae - Prymnesiophycidae
Quadrum gartneri Prins and Perch-Nielsen 1977
 Arkhangelskiales - Arkhangelskiellaceae
Aspidolithus parcus
subspecies parcus