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Wethersfield tracksite (Jurassic to of the United States)

Also known as Lull 34, 35

Where: Middlesex County, Connecticut (41.7° N, 72.6° 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; gray, red shale and micaceous sandstone

• red and gray 'shale', micaceous sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression, trace

Collected by Hitchcock, Marsh in the 1840s-1870s

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

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 53023: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 01.09.2005

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