USGS 5360, Corbitt's Bluff (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Black River, milepost 63.5

Where: Sampson County, North Carolina (34.7° N, 78.2° W: paleocoordinates 34.8° N, 49.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Black Creek Formation, Campanian (83.6 - 72.1 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; gray, green, calcareous sandstone

• "dark green or greenish-gray, fossiliferous sand with an occasional indurated, calcareous layer likewise fossiliferous"

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by Stephenson

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: L. W. Stephenson. 1912. The Cretaceous formations. North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey 3:73-171 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 190552: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 11.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Polychaeta
 Serpulimorpha -
Bivalvia
  -
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Trigonoarca triquetra" = Trigonarca, Glycymeris subaustralis
"Trigonoarca triquetra" = Trigonarca clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pecten sp. Müller 1776 scallop
"n. sp."
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia argentaria Morton 1833 jingle
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea cretacea" = Flemingostrea cretacea
"Ostrea cretacea" = Flemingostrea cretacea Morton 1834 oyster
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
"Crassatellites sp." = Crassatella, "Crassatellites carolinensis" = Crassatella carolinensis
"Crassatellites sp." = Crassatella Lamarck 1799 clam
"probably new species"
"Crassatellites carolinensis" = Crassatella carolinensis Conrad 1875 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Cardium sp. Linnaeus 1758 cockle
 Poromyida - Poromyidae
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella vertebroides Morton 1834 turret shell
Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
"Otodus appendiculatus" = Cretolamna appendiculata
"Otodus appendiculatus" = Cretolamna appendiculata Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark