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Lily Pond Quarry, Gill (Jurassic of the United States)

Also known as Barton Cove, Lull 4, Turners Falls

Where: Franklin County, Massachusetts (42.6° N, 72.5° W: paleocoordinates 23.3° N, 19.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Turners Falls Formation (Meriden Group), Hettangian (201.6 - 196.5 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; gray, red shale and micaceous, red sandstone

• red and gray 'shale', red micaceous sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression, trace

Collected by R. Field in 1830s-1858, 1906

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ), peel or thin section,

Primary reference: E. Hitchcock. 1836. Ornithichnology - description of the foot marks of birds, (Ornithichnites) on new Red Sandstone in Massachusetts. The American Journal of Science and Arts 29(2):307-340 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 52986: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 30.08.2005, edited by Richard Butler

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