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Atlantic Highlands (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Monmouth County, New Jersey (40.4° N, 74.0° W: paleocoordinates 40.6° N, 49.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• two layers, upper part of formation

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; glauconitic, pebbly, black, green sandstone

• "Fine to medium glauconitic sand with small quartz pebbles in basal portion, greenish black (5 G 2/1 to 5 GY 2/1), with two distinct fossiliferous layers at 0.50.7 m and 0.80.9 m.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by W. Gallagher

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

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: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 78124: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 29.01.2008, edited by Margaret Shalap, Matthew Carrano and Pete Wagner

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