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Big Brook (general) (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 nearby landmark

When: Late/Upper Campanian (84.9 - 70.6 Ma)

• From Marshalltown, Wenonah and undifferentiated Mount Laurel-Navasink Formations

• group-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; gray sandstone and gray, silty sandstone

• Mt Laurel-Navesink: light gray, coarse clastic sand which contains some clay. Wenonah Fm: dark gray, silty, very fine sand. Marshalltown Fm: massive, greenish-gray fine silty sands.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: trace, coprolite

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: E. M. Lauginiger. 1986. An Upper Cretaceous vertebrate assemblage from Big Brook, New Jersey. The Mosasaur 3:53-61 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 32181: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 09.06.2003, edited by Mark Uhen and John Alroy

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