Villers-le-Tilleul, Calcaires marneux inferieurs (Jurassic of France)

Where: Champagne-Ardenne, France (49.6° N, 4.7° E: paleocoordinates 39.7° N, 14.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Calcaires marneux inferieurs Formation, Late/Upper Bathonian (167.7 - 164.7 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; lithified marl

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: J. -C. Fischer. 1969. Geologie, Paleontologie et Paleoecologie du Bathonien au sud-ouest du Massif Ardennais. Memoires du Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Nouvelle Serie, Serie C, Sciences de la terre 20:1-319 [R. Krause/R. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 96193: authorized by Rich Krause, entered by Rich Krause on 19.05.2010

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Oxytomidae
Meleagrinella echinata Smith 1819 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Lopha costata Sowerby 1825 oyster
Ostrea hebridica Forbes 1851 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
"Modiolus plicatus" = Mytilus (Pharomytilus) plicatus Sowerby 1819 mussel
Lithophaga fabella Eudes-Deslongchamps 1838 mussel
 Cardiida - Corbiculidae
Eocallista antiopa d'Orbigny 1850 clam
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
Anisocardia globosa Bean 1839 clam
Anisocardia islipensis Lycett 1863 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Fimbria lajoyei d'Archiac 1843 clam
 Trigoniida - Trigoniidae
Trigonia pullus Sowerby 1826 clam