Rio Mahube (middle Cenomanian) (Cretaceous of Mozambique)

Where: Mozambique (26.2° S, 32.3° E: paleocoordinates 46.2° S, 16.9° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, fine-grained, brown, calcareous sandstone

• Marly fine sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BSP

Primary reference: R. Förster. 1975. Die geologische Entwicklung von Süd-Mozambique seit der Unterkreide und die Ammoniten-Fauna von Unterkreide und Cenoman. Geologisches Jahrbuch, Reihe B 12:3-324 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 174799: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 27.11.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Necrocarcinidae
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
 Arcida - Cucullaeidae
 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
Inoceramus sp. Sowerby 1814 clam
 Pectinida - Buchiidae
Aucellina gryphaeoides Sowerby 1836 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Exogyra cf. conica" = Laevigyra luynesi
"Exogyra cf. conica" = Laevigyra luynesi Lartet 1872 oyster
 Ostreida - Pteriidae
Pteria cf. nitida pearl oyster
 Ostreida - Bakevelliidae
 Ostreida - Pinnidae
Pinna sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Modiolus typicus Forbes 1846 mussel
 Carditida - Carditidae
Cyclocardia sp. Conrad 1867 clam
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
Teredo sp. Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
Pholadomya cf. connectans Forbes 1846 clam
Goniomya sp. Agassiz 1842 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucina sp. Bruguière 1797 clam
 Trigoniida - Megatrigonioidae
 Trigoniida - Trigoniidae
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
 Heterostropha - Acteonidae
"Actaeon sp." = Acteon
"Actaeon sp." = Acteon Montfort 1810 snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium sp. Linnaeus 1758 tusk shell
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Desmoceratidae
Puzosia crebrisulcata Kossmat 1898 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Tetragonitidae
Tetragonites collignoni Breistroffer 1940 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Acanthoceratidae
Calycoceras sp. Hyatt 1900 ammonite
Acanthoceras rhotomagense Brongniart 1822 ammonite
ssp. confusum
Acanthoceras flexuosum Crick 1907 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Baculitidae
"Sciponoceras baculoides" = Sciponoceras baculoide
"Sciponoceras baculoides" = Sciponoceras baculoide Mantell 1822 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Turrilitidae
"Turrilites (Turrilites) costatus" = Turrilites costatus
"Turrilites (Turrilites) costatus" = Turrilites costatus Lamarck 1801 ammonite
Echinoidea
 Spatangoida - Toxasteridae
 Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae
Hemiaster sp. Agassiz and Desor 1847 heart urchin