USGS 4160/USGS 5353, Auger Hole Landing (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as milepost 73, Neuse River

Where: Lenoir County, North Carolina (35.2° N, 77.8° W: paleocoordinates 35.2° N, 48.6° 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, argillaceous sandstone

• "dark greenish-gray, more or less argillaceous sand, with an indurated layer 1 to 2 feet thick near base"

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: cast

Collected by Stephenson

Collection methods: surface (float), 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 190554: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 11.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpula sp. Linnaeus 1758
 Serpulimorpha -
Bivalvia
  -
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Arcida - Arcidae
Arca sp. Linnaeus 1758 ark
Breviarca sp. Conrad 1872 clam
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Trigonoarca sp." = Trigonarca, Glycymeris congesta
"Trigonoarca sp." = Trigonarca Conrad 1862 clam
 Arcida - Parallelodontidae
 Arcida - Cucullaeidae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pecten sp. Müller 1776 scallop
"n. sp."
 Pectinida - Limidae
Lima reticulata Forbes 1845 file clam
Lima oxypleura file clam
"Lima pelagica" = Lima (Lima) pelagica Morton 1833 file clam
 Pectinida - Plicatulidae
Plicatula sp. Lamarck 1801 scallop
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia sp. Linnaeus 1758 jingle
"n. sp."
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Gryphaea vesicularis" = Pycnodonte (Phygraea) vesiculare Lamarck 1806 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea tecticosta" = Cubitostrea tecticosta, "Ostrea cretacea" = Flemingostrea cretacea
"Ostrea tecticosta" = Cubitostrea tecticosta Gabb 1860 oyster
"Ostrea cretacea" = Flemingostrea cretacea Morton 1834 oyster
 Ostreida - Bakevelliidae
"Gervillia ensiformis" = Gervilliopsis ensiformis
"Gervillia ensiformis" = Gervilliopsis ensiformis Conrad 1858 oyster
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
"Crassatellites carolinensis" = Crassatella carolinensis
"Crassatellites carolinensis" = Crassatella carolinensis Conrad 1875 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
Etea carolinensis Conrad 1875 clam
Veniella conradi Morton 1833 clam
 Cardiida - Mactridae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Aphrodina regia venus clam
Cyprimeria densata venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellina sp. Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium eufaulense" = Trachycardium eufaulensis Conrad 1860 cockle
 Poromyida - Poromyidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nucula aff. percrassa nut clam
"n. sp."
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
Anchura sp. Conrad 1860 snail
"probably new species, as at Snow Hill, N. C."
 Trochoidea - Ataphridae
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
Gnathostomata
  -
Osteichthyes indet. bony fish
vertebra