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St. George's spoils piles (Merchantville Fm.) (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Chesapeake & Delaware Canal

Where: New Castle County, Delaware (39.5° N, 75.7° W: paleocoordinates 39.0° N, 45.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Merchantville Formation (Matawan Group), Early/Lower Campanian (84.9 - 70.6 Ma)

• spoils piles - no stratigraphy remaining

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; tabular, glauconitic, micaceous, black, gray, argillaceous, silty sandstone

• "thick-bedded, silty and clayey sand grading downward from pale gray to dark grayish black, glauconitic and micaceous"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by E. Hartstein

Collection methods: salvage,

Primary reference: D. Baird and P. M. Galton. 1981. Pterosaur bones from the Upper Cretaceous of Delaware. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 1(1):67-71 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 46566: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 19.01.2005, edited by Mark Uhen

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