Indian Wells Landing, Cape Fear River (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as milepost 41, USGS 3450, USGS 4157, USGS 5370

Where: Bladen County, North Carolina (34.5° N, 78.4° W: paleocoordinates 35.8° N, 55.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: PeeDee Formation, Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, 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 190582: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 12.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia argentaria Morton 1833 jingle
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Gryphaea vesicularis" = Pycnodonte (Phygraea) vesiculare, Exogyra sp., "Exogyra costata" = Exogyra (Exogyra) costata
"Gryphaea vesicularis" = Pycnodonte (Phygraea) vesiculare Lamarck 1806 oyster
Exogyra sp. Say 1820 oyster
"costata var. cancellata"
"Exogyra costata" = Exogyra (Exogyra) costata Say 1971 oyster
 Ostreida - Flemingostreidae
Ostrea plumosa Morton 1833 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Cardium sp. Linnaeus 1758 cockle
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
"Otodus appendiculatus" = Cretolamna appendiculata
"Otodus appendiculatus" = Cretolamna appendiculata Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark