USGS 5365, Hatcher's Reaches (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Black River, milepost 54.5

Where: Sampson County, North Carolina (34.6° N, 78.3° W: paleocoordinates 34.8° N, 49.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified, gray, calcareous limestone

• "an indurated layer of gray, calcareous, fossiliferous limestone"

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 190553: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 11.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
 Serpulimorpha -
Bivalvia
  -
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Arcida - Arcidae
Arca sp. Linnaeus 1758 ark
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Trigonoarca triquetra" = Trigonarca
"Trigonoarca triquetra" = Trigonarca clam
 Arcida - Parallelodontidae
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia argentaria Morton 1833 jingle
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Exogyra sp. Say 1820 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
"? Modiola sp." = Modiolus
"? Modiola sp." = Modiolus Lamarck 1801 mussel
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
"Crassatellites carolinensis" = Crassatella carolinensis
"Crassatellites carolinensis" = Crassatella carolinensis Conrad 1875 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Linearia metastriata" = Linearis
"Linearia metastriata" = Linearis tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium eufaulense" = Trachycardium eufaulensis Conrad 1860 cockle
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nucula aff. percrassa nut clam
"n. sp."
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella sp. Lamarck 1799 turret shell
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
"Corax falcatus" = Squalicorax falcatus
"Corax falcatus" = Squalicorax falcatus Agassiz 1843 crow shark
 Lamniformes - Mitsukurinidae
"Lamna texana" = Scapanorhynchus texanus
"Lamna texana" = Scapanorhynchus texanus Roemer 1852 goblin shark
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
"Otodus appendiculatus" = Cretolamna appendiculata
"Otodus appendiculatus" = Cretolamna appendiculata Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark