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Newark tracksite (Triassic of the United States)

Where: Essex County, New Jersey (40.8° N, 74.2° W: paleocoordinates 15.3° N, 19.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cedar Grove Member (Passaic Formation), Norian (221.5 - 205.6 Ma)

• 700 m above the Mettlars Brooks Member and 1000 m below the Orange Mountain Basalt. In the Easton Avenue member and Second Precinct Station member of Cornet (1977). Originally thought to be the Ukrainian Member.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; siltstone and gray sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by Resch in 1971

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 55418: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 20.10.2005, edited by Matthew Carrano

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