Boonton Fish Bed (Jurassic of the United States)

Where: Morris County, New Jersey (40.9° N, 74.4° W: paleocoordinates 22.7° N, 19.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Boonton Formation (Agawam Group), Sinemurian (199.3 - 190.8 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; gray siltstone and carbonate

• "Gray laminate composed of laminae of gray siltstone alternating with laminae of carbonate forming couplets of a mean of 2.5 mm. Unit also contains coarse to fine graded siltstones 1 mm to 2.5 m thick."

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: E. H. Colbert. 1964. The fossils of New Jersey. New Jersey Nature News 19(1):17-27 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 187288: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 19.07.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Conchostraca -
Conchostraca indet.1 Sars 1867 clam shrimp
 Palaeonisciformes - Redfieldiidae
Redfieldius sp.2 Hay 1899
 Ptycholepiformes - Ptycholepididae
Ptycholepis sp.2 Agassiz 1843
 Semionotiformes - Semionotidae
Semionotus elegans2 Newberry 1888
"Semionotus elegans group"
 Coelacanthiformes - Mawsoniidae
Diplurus longicaudatus2 Newberry 1878 coelacanth