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Shark River - Shark River Marl [Nautiloida] (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Monmouth County, New Jersey (40.2° N, 74.0° W: paleocoordinates 39.8° N, 62.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Shark River Marl Formation, Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Shark River Marl. AGE: Eocene, according to Miller (1947; Bartonian-Priabonian, according to more GEOLEX. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified siliciclastic sediments

• ENVIRONMENT: Not stated, but presumably shallow marine siliciclastic environment.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Not stated, but presumably siliciclastic. LITHIFICATION: Lithified, on the basis of facies description and specimen preservation.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Collection methods: COLLECTOR: Multiple collectors. REPOSITORY: Walker Museum, University of Chicago; AMNH; Rutgers University.

Primary reference: A. K. Miller. 1947. Tertiary nautiloids of the Americas. Geological Society of America Memoir 23:1-234 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 81779: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 15.07.2008

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