Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: New York (40.6° N, 74.1° W: paleocoordinates 38.2° N, 41.3° W)

When: Merchantville Formation (Matawan Group), Late/Upper Cretaceous (100.5 - 66.0 Ma)

• "Merchantville clay-marl horizon, Matawan formation" - Matawan is a group, and Merchantville is a formation within the Matawan group.

Environment/lithology: marine; marl and claystone

• "Merchantville clay-marl horizon, Matawan formation"

Size class: macrofossils

• types (L. kleinfelderi);

Reposited in the USNM

• Staten Island Museum (types), US National Museum (plastotype, Cat. No. 74474), and Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Mass. (L. kleinfelderi);

Primary reference: M. J. Rathbun. 1931. A New Fossil Palinurid From Staten Island. Proceedings of the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences 5:161-162 [C. Schweitzer/S. Yost]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135993: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Samantha Yost on 14.11.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Palinuridae
Linuparus kleinfelderi Rathbun 1931 spiny lobster