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The Cove, Wethersfield (Jurassic to of the United States)

Also known as Lull 33

Where: Middlesex County, Connecticut (41.7° N, 72.7° W: paleocoordinates 23.4° N, 18.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Portland Formation (Agawam Group), Hettangian to Hettangian (201.6 - 189.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; brown, red shale

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression, trace

Collected by H. Hammer, E. Hitchcock in the 1835-1870s

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

• originally discovered by Mr. Henry Hanmer, a junior at Amherst College. Visited by Perry in the 1930s.

Primary reference: E. Hitchcock. 1837. Ornithichnites in Connecticut. The American Journal of Science and Arts 31:174-175 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 53000: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 30.08.2005

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