Old Mine Road, Marcellus Formation, Sussex Co., NJ (Devonian of the United States)

Where: Sussex County, New Jersey (41.2° N, 74.8° W: paleocoordinates 40.1° S, 22.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Marcellus Formation, Devonian (419.2 - 358.9 Ma)

• section is probably a correlative of the Bakhoven Shale Member

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshorepyritic, black, carbonaceous

• dark gray to black carbonaceous, fissile shale which weathers to gray with the yellowish-brownish tint of iron disulfide

Collection methods: mechanical,

Primary reference: E. V. Storm. 1985. A study of a diminutive fauna from the Marcellus Formation (Middle Devonian-Erian) from sites in Albany County, New York, and Sussex County, New Jersey. unpublished M. A. thesis, Montclair State College 1-27 [A. Miller/K. Layou]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 9471: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 08.11.2000

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Rhynchonellida - Leiorhynchidae
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
"Leiopteria laevis" = Leptodesma (Leiopteria)
"Leiopteria laevis" = Leptodesma (Leiopteria) oyster
Tentaculita
 Styliolinida - Styliolinidae
Cephalopoda
 Nautilida - Centroceratidae