USGS 4144/USGS 5347, Blue Banks Landing (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as milepost 7, Tar River

Where: Pitt County, North Carolina (35.7° N, 77.5° W: paleocoordinates 35.6° N, 48.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; micaceous, green, sandy, calcareous claystone and glauconitic, green, argillaceous, sandy siltstone

• "Dark green, glauconitic, finely micaceous and arenaceous, calcareous clay, containing fossils. Dark green, finely micacaeous, argillaceous glauconitic, calcareous sand, containing fossils"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Stephenson

Collection methods: quarrying, 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 190579: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 12.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
 Serpulimorpha -
Bivalvia
  -
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Trigonoarca (Breviarca) umbonata" = Trigonarca
"Trigonoarca (Breviarca) umbonata" = Trigonarca clam
 Arcida - Parallelodontidae
Nemodon brevifrons Conrad 1875 clam
 Arcida - Cucullaeidae
"Cucullaea carolinensis" = Idonearca carolinensis
"Cucullaea carolinensis" = Idonearca carolinensis Gabb 1876 clam
 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pecten sp. Müller 1776 scallop
"n. sp."
 Pectinida - Limidae
Lima reticulata Forbes 1845 file clam
Lima oxypleura file clam
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia sp. Linnaeus 1758 jingle
"n. sp."
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Gryphaea sp. Lamarck 1801 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
"n. sp."
 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
Corbula sp. Bruguière 1789 clam
Corbula crassiplica Gabb 1860 clam
 Pholadida - Pholadidae
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
Veniella conradi Morton 1833 clam
 Cardiida - Glossidae
"Isocardia sp." = Glossus
"Isocardia sp." = Glossus Poli 1795 clam
"n. sp."
 Cardiida - Mactridae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
? Aphrodina sp. Conrad 1869 venus clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium eufaulense" = Trachycardium eufaulensis, Cardium sp.
"Cardium eufaulense" = Trachycardium eufaulensis Conrad 1860 cockle
Cardium sp. Linnaeus 1758 cockle
 Poromyida - Poromyidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
 Trigoniida - Trigoniidae
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nucula aff. percrassa nut clam
"n. sp."
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
"Leda "n. sp. (a)"" = Nuculana, "Leda "n. sp. (b)"" = Nuculana
"Leda "n. sp. (a)"" = Nuculana Link 1807 pointed nut clam
"Leda "n. sp. (b)"" = Nuculana Link 1807 pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
Anchura sp. Conrad 1860 snail
"n. sp."
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Gyrodes sp. Conrad 1860 moon snail
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Placenticeratidae
Placenticeras placenta DeKay 1828 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Baculitidae
Baculites sp. Lamarck 1799 ammonite
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
"encrusting"
Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Mitsukurinidae
"Lamna texana" = Scapanorhynchus texanus
"Lamna texana" = Scapanorhynchus texanus Roemer 1852 goblin shark