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Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. - Cape May Fm (Pleistocene) (Pleistocene of the United States)

Also known as New Jersey Loc. 3

Where: Middlesex County, New Jersey (40.5° N, 74.3° W: paleocoordinates 40.5° N, 74.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From Cape May Formation (Richards 1962). AGE: Sangamon-Wisconsin (MacClintock and Richards 1936), Pleistocene (Richards 1962).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified siliciclastic sediments

• ENVIRONMENT: No specific environment provided in text for individual collection.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: No detailed lithologic data reported in text. Cape May Formation contains sands and clays, hence siliciclastic. LITHIFICATION: Assumed to be unlithified given age and figured specimens in Richards (1962).

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: COLLECTORS: Based on collections of Richards (1933) and MacClintock and Richards (1936). REPOSITORIES: Collections held in various museums, possibly including the Academy of Natural Sciences, USNM, MCZ (Cambridge), and AMNH.

Primary reference: H. G. Richards. 1962. Studies on the marine Pleistocene: Part II. The marine Pleistocene mollusks of eastern North America. Transactions of the American Philosophocal Society 52(3):1-142 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 66601: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 11.10.2006

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