Merchantville/Marshalltown spoil piles, N side of C&D Canal (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Delaware (39.6° N, 75.7° W: paleocoordinates 38.9° N, 44.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Campanian (83.6 - 72.1 Ma)

• Spoil piles are mixtures of Merchantville and Marshalltown Formations, which cannot be distinguished lithologically.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Ed Lauginiger

• Repository: New Jersey State Museum

Primary reference: R. M. Feldmann, C. E. Schweitzer, L. M. Baltzly, O. A. Bennett, A. R. Jones, F. F. Mathias, K. L. Weaver and S. L. Yost. 2013. New and previously known decapod crustaceans from the Late Cretaceous of New Jersey and Delaware, USA. Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum 39:7-37 [C. Schweitzer/L. Baltzly/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 125956: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Margaret Shalap on 27.03.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Homolidae
 Decapoda - Necrocarcinidae
Necrocarcinus rathbunae Roberts 1962 crab
 Decapoda - Cenomanocarcinidae
Cenomanocarcinus robertsi n. sp. Feldmann et al. 2013 crab
 Decapoda - Raninidae
Cretacoranina testacea Rathbun 1935 crab
 Decapoda -
Majoidea indet. Samouelle 1819 spider crab
 Decapoda - Dakoticancridae
Seorsus millerae Bishop 1992 crab
 Decapoda - Goniodromitidae
Distefania lauginigeri n. sp. Feldmann et al. 2013 crab
 Decapoda - Callianassidae
Mesostylus mortoni Rathbun 1935 decapod
 Decapoda - Palinuridae
Linuparus richardsi Roberts 1962 spiny lobster