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Granton Quarry (Triassic of the United States)

Also known as Belmont-Gurnee Quarry, North Bergen

Where: Hudson County, New Jersey (40.8° N, 74.0° W: paleocoordinates 15.4° N, 19.3° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ewing Creek Member (Lockatong Formation), Norian (221.5 - 205.6 Ma)

• The base of the section appears to be 38-46 m above the contact with the Palisade sill. At least 7 beds are fossiliferous.

•"the Lockatong Formation is composed entirely of repetitive sedimentary cycles caused by the rise and fall of lakes controlled by climate changes...".

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; black, gray, calcareous siltstone

• "Division 2 is a thinly bedded, laminated to microlaminated (laminae < 1 mm) red, green or gray to black, sometimes organic-carbon-rich, siltstone, claystone, or carbonate showing few or no signs of desiccation. In its best-developed form, division 2 is black and microlaminated and contains abundant and well-preserved fossil fish, arthropods, and small reptiles"

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the AMNH

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: E. H. Colbert. 1965. A phytosaur from North Bergen, New Jersey. American Museum Novitates 2230:1-25 [R. Butler/R. Butler] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 12856: authorized by Emmanuel Fara, entered by Emmanuel Fara on 22.12.2001, edited by Richard Butler, Matthew Oreska and Matthew Carrano

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