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West Jersey Marl Company's Pit, Barnsboro (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Dryptosaurus & Laelaps type site, Barnesboro, Gloucester, Mantua

Where: Gloucestershire County, New Jersey (39.7° N, 75.2° W: paleocoordinates 40.2° N, 50.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: New Egypt Formation (Monmouth Group), Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• upper part of formation, from the top of the "chocolate" bed in the marl pits, about 20 ft below the surface

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; green sandstone and brown marl

• specimen is from "the top of the "chocolate" bed, which immediately underlies the green stratum which is of such value as manure."

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J. C. Voorhees in 18661872

Collection methods: mechanical,

• Found by J. C. Voorhees, Superintendent of the West Jersey Marl Company's Pits

Primary reference: E. D. Cope. 1866. [On the remains of a gigantic extinct dinosaur, from the Cretaceous Green Sand of New Jersey]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 18:275-279 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 48570: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 23.03.2005, edited by Phillip Elliott, Philip Mannion and Roger Benson

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