Riker Hill Quarry (unit 4) (Jurassic of the United States)

Also known as Roseland Quarry, Riker Hill Fossil Site, Walter Kidde Dinosaur Park

Where: Essex County, New Jersey (40.8° N, 74.3° W: paleocoordinates 21.4° N, 20.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: A Member (Towaco Formation), Hettangian (201.3 - 199.3 Ma)

• unit 4 = bed d = part of Unit b

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; lithified, red siltstone

• "Deep red, hard siltstone"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: trace

Collected in 1968

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: P. E. Olsen. 1980. The latest Triassic and early Jurassic formations of the Newark Basin (eastern North America): stratigraphy, structure, & correlation. The Bulletin of the New Jersey Academy of Science 25(2):25-51 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 187195: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 17.07.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
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Reptilia indet. Laurenti 1768 reptile
"reptile footprints"