Hochmoos at Bibereck, Gosau (Cretaceous of Austria)

Where: Austria (47.6° N, 13.5° E: paleocoordinates 32.1° N, 15.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Hochmoos Formation (Gosau Group), Late/Upper Santonian (85.8 - 83.5 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, calcareous sandstone and lithified, gray, sandy shale

• All the specimens discussed and described in the fauna from the Hochmoosschichten have been collected from the "Sandkalkbank" and from the underlying grey sandy shales.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: Extensive collections have been made by the Geological-Palaeontological Department of the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien. This study is an inventory of the bivalve species collected at Bibereck.

Primary reference: A. V. Dhondt. 1987. Bivalves from the Hochmoos Formation (Gosau-Group, Oberösterreich, Austria). Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien. Serie A 88:41-101 [M. Aberhan/S. Nurnberg]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 114268: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Daniel Wellmanns on 12.08.2011, edited by Sabine Nürnberg

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Arcida - Arcidae
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
 Arcida - Cucullaeidae
 Arcida - Limopsidae
 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
"Inoceramus cycloides" = Platyceramus cycloides Wegner 1905 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Pectinida - Limidae
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Pycnodonte vesiculare" = Pycnodonte (Phygraea) vesiculare Lamarck 1806 oyster
Ceratostreon pliciferum Dujardin 1837 oyster
 Ostreida - Bakevelliidae
Gervillaria neptuni Goldfuss 1837 oyster
"Gervillia solenoides" = Gervillia solenoidea Defrance 1820 oyster
 Ostreida - Pinnidae
Pinna cf. cretacea Schlotheim 1813 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Inoperna flagellifera Forbes 1846 mussel
Modiolus typicus Forbes 1846 mussel
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astarte similis Munster 1840 clam
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
"? Corbula angustata" = Caestocorbula angustata
"? Corbula angustata" = Caestocorbula angustata Sowerby 1832 clam
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
? Cyprimeria discus Matheron 1843 venus clam
 Cardiida -
 Cardiida - Icanotiidae
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Linearia costulata" = Linearis
"Linearia costulata" = Linearis tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Granocardium productum Sowerby 1832 cockle
 Pandorida - Laternulidae
 Poromyida - Poromyidae
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
"Nucula concinna" = Polidevcia cryptica
"Nucula concinna" = Polidevcia cryptica Waterhouse 1988 pointed nut clam