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Ellisdale Site (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Monmouth County, New Jersey (40.3° N, 74.3° W: paleocoordinates 39.4° N, 44.0° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Marshalltown Formation (Matawan Group), Judithian (84.9 - 70.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; unlithified, pebbly, sideritic, intraclastic sandstone

• "estuarine channel... storm deposit"
• "normally not lithified... coarser sandy layer... characterized by siderite clay pebbles"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, sieve

Primary reference: B. S. Grandstaff, D. C. Parris, R. K. Denton, Jr. and W. B. Gallagher. 1992. Alphadon (Marsupialia) and Multituberculata (Allotheria) in the Cretaceous of eastern North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 12(2):217-222 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 14455: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 30.04.1994, edited by Matthew Carrano and Kaitlin Maguire

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