Martin Marietta Berkeley Quarry -Paleocene level (Paleocene of the United States)

Also known as Cross Quarry, Martin Marietta Aggregates Quarry

Where: Berkeley County, South Carolina (33.3° N, 79.6° W: paleocoordinates 34.4° N, 62.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: NP9 nannofossil zone, Chicora Member (Williamsburg Formation), Thanetian (59.2 - 56.0 Ma)

• dated from calcareous nannofossil smear slide from bulk matrix

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

• unconsolidated clay-rich, glauconitic, fine- to medium-grained quartz sand

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: D. J. Cicimurri, J. L. Knight, J. M. Self-Trail and S. M. Ebersole. 2016. Late Paleocene glyptosaur (Reptilia: Anguidae) osteoderms from South Carolina, USA. Journal of Paleontology 90(1):147-153 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 186974: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 08.07.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Chondrichthyes
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
"Rhinobatos bruxelliensis" = Rhinobatus bruxelliensis
"Rhinobatos bruxelliensis" = Rhinobatus bruxelliensis Jaekel 1894 guitarfish
 Myliobatiformes -
Coupatezia woutersi Cappetta 1982 stingray
Heterotorpedo fowleri Ward 1983 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Gymnuridae
Jacquhermania duponti Winkler 1874 stingray
Reptilia
 Squamata - Anguidae
Glyptosaurinae indet. Marsh 1872 squamates
Prymnesiophyceae
 Prymnesiophycidae - Prymnesiophycidae