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Gray farm, Hornerstown (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Monmouth County, New Jersey (40.1° N, 74.6° W: paleocoordinates 40.4° N, 50.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Mount Laurel Formation (Monmouth Group), Early/Lower Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• bulldozed sediments in spoil pile, but matrix on bone indicates Mount Laurel Fm., not overlying Navesink Fm. From near top of formation.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; gray, yellow, sandy claystone

• "yellowish-gray sandy clay"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Collected by G. Case in 1980

Collection methods: salvage,

• Collected by G. Case, deposited in Princeton Museum (presumably now at YPM)

Primary reference: D. Baird. 1984. Evidence of giant protostegid sea-turtles in the Cretaceous of New Jersey. The Mosasaur 2:135-140 [J. Alroy/M. Sommers] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 46617: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 21.01.2005

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