Monmouth Brooks (Atlantochelys mortoni type locality) (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Monmouth County, New Jersey (40.3° N, 74.3° W: paleocoordinates 39.2° N, 43.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Mount Laurel Formation (Monmouth Group), Campanian (83.6 - 72.1 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Mr. Gregory Harpel in 2012

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• New Jersey State Museum

Primary reference: D. C. Parris, J. P. Schein, E. B. Daeschler, E. S. Gilmore, J. C. Poole and R. A. Pellegrini. 2014. Two halves make a Holotype: two hundred years between discoveries. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 163(1):85-89 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190541: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 11.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Exogyra cancellata oyster
NJSM GP23434
"Exogyra costata" = Exogyra (Exogyra) costata Say 1971 oyster
NJSM GP23435
Cephalopoda
 Belemnitida - Belemnitellidae
Belemnitella americana belemnite
NJSM GP23436
Actinopteri
 Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae
Enchodus ferox Leidy 1855
NJSM GP23437
Reptilia
 Testudines - Dermochelyidae
"Atlantochelys mortoni n. gen. n. sp." = Atlantochelys mortoni, "Protostega neptunia n. sp." = Atlantochelys mortoni
"Atlantochelys mortoni n. gen. n. sp." = Atlantochelys mortoni Agassiz 1849 leatherback
ANSP 9234 & NJSM GP23363, a right humerus in two halves
"Protostega neptunia n. sp." = Atlantochelys mortoni Agassiz 1849 leatherback
ANSP 9234 & NJSM GP23363, a right humerus in two halves