Also known as Sample D, OPC 988 - Pit #4 of the Sayre and Fisher Brick Company, on Main Street at River Road, Sayreville, New Jersey (Woodbridge Clay Member of the Raritan Formation)
Where: Middlesex County, New Jersey (40.5° N, 74.4° W: paleocoordinates 33.9° N, 38.6° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Woodbridge Clay Member (Raritan Formation), Cenomanian (99.7 - 94.3 Ma)
• In this area the oldest division of the Cretaceous is the Raritan. In an early report, the Raritan Formation was divided into 7 "beds", which may be seen in many outcrops, but can't be followed any great distance. The thickness of this section is 238 inches, and 15 samples were collected.
• member-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported
Size class: microfossils
Preservation: original sporopollenin
Collection methods: surface (in situ), chemical,
• Fossil preservation in the Raritan sediments is fair to excellent.
Primary reference: A. Kimyai. 1966. New plant microfossils from the Raritan Formation (Cretaceous) in New Jersey. micropaleontology 12(4):461-476 [R. Lupia/T. Naeher/T. Naeher] more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 34111: authorized by Rick Lupia, entered by Tiffany Naeher on 18.08.2003, edited by Brooke Wilborn and Margaret Shalap
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