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Big Brook (Wenonah/Mt. Laurel) (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Monmouth County, New Jersey (40.3° N, 74.3° W: paleocoordinates 40.5° N, 49.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; micaceous, black, carbonaceous claystone

• "massive micaceous uncuous black clay that contains thins beds of very micaceous greenish-black silty clay with laminae of black comminuted organic matter, probably lignitic. The thin sitly beds show wavy layering and are occasionally cross-stratified"

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (float), mechanical,

Primary reference: W. B. Gallagher. 1984. Paleoecology of the Delaware Valley Region Part II: Cretaceous to Quarternary. The Mosasaur 2:9-43 [M. Uhen/M. Shalap/M. Shalap] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 57916: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 06.01.2006, edited by Matthew Carrano

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