Raritan Formation

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Raritan Formation
Stratigraphic range: Turonian
Type Geological formation
Unit of Potomac Group
Sub-units Raritan Fire Clay, Farrington Sand Member, Woodbridge Clay Member, Sayreville Sand Member, South Amboy Fire Clay Member
Overlies Newark Basin Formation
Region New Jersey
Country USA
Type section
Named for Raritan Bay

The Raritan Formation is a Mesozoic geologic formation. Dinosaur remains are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formation, although none have yet been referred to a specific genus.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Weishampel, et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution." Pp. 517-607.


  • Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. 861 pp. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.