Merchantville clay-marl (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: New Jersey (40.1° N, 74.4° W: paleocoordinates 37.8° N, 41.8° W)

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

Environment/lithology: marine; marl and claystone

• "Merchantville clay-marl" - as quoted in reference

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: Collections: Maryland Geological Survey; Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, cotype, Cat. No. 527; Wagner Free Institute of Science, cotype, Cat. No. 5941 (H. gabbi);

Primary reference: M. J. Rathbun. 1935. Fossil Crustacea of the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain. Geological Society of America Special Paper (2)1-160 [C. Schweitzer/S. Yost]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140924: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Samantha Yost on 19.03.2013

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Taxonomic list

• Weller is believed to have collected M. mortoni from this locality.
Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Nephropidae
Hoploparia gladiator Pilsbry 1901 clawed lobster
Hoploparia gabbi Pilsbry 1901 clawed lobster
Mesostylus
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Mesostylus mortoni Rathbun 1935