Squankum (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Monmouth County, New Jersey (40.2° N, 74.2° W: paleocoordinates 39.8° N, 62.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Shark River Formation, Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• upper part of second bed of green sand of Cook or lower part of third bed of Williams

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified, glauconitic siliciclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: T. W. Vaughan. 1900. The Eocene and lower Oligocene coral faunas of the United States with descriptions of a few doubtfully Cretaceous species. United States Geological Survey, Monograph 39:1-263 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 88090: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 01.04.2009, edited by Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

 Carditida - Carditidae
"Venericardia antiquata" = Cardites antiquata
"Venericardia antiquata" = Cardites antiquata Linnaeus 1758 clam
Chondrichthyes indet. Huxley 1880 cartilaginous fish
 Diatrymiformes - Diatrymidae
Diatryma regens Marsh 1894 bird
 Squamata - Palaeophiidae
"Paleophis sp." = Palaeophis
"Paleophis sp." = Palaeophis Owen 1841 snake
 Trogontia - Esthonychidae
Anchippodus riparius Leidy 1868 tillodont
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Endopachys sp. Lonsdale 1845 stony coral
Balanophyllia inauris n. sp. Vaughan 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Flabellum mortoni n. sp. Vaughan 1900 stony coral