Branden [Branden Clay] (Oligocene of Denmark)

Where: Denmark (56.8° N, 9.0° E: paleocoordinates 56.6° N, 5.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Branden Clay Formation, Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Branden Clay, which overlies the Viborg Fm (Rupelian) and is overlain by the Vejle Fjord Fm (Chattian). AGE: Early Chattian. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Collection is a composite for the formation at this outcrop.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; unlithified claystone

• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Clay. LITHIFICATION: Unlithified, on the basis of figured specimens.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

• COLLECTORS: Unknown. REPOSITORY: Geological Museum, the University of Copenhagen.

Primary reference: K. I. Schnetler and E. Palm. 2008. The molluscan fauna of the late Oligocene Branden Clay, Denmark. Palaeontos 15:1-92 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 111472: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 24.06.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for mollusca. Otoliths, shark teeth, serpulids, anthozoa, brachiopods and sea urchins are also present but are not listed. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with modern nomenclature, and species-resolution identifications.
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Limopsidae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Lentipecten corneus Sowerby 1818 scallop
Hilberia bifida Münster in Goldfuss 1835 scallop
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astarte (Astarte) gracilis Golfuss 1837 clam
 Carditida - Carditidae
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
 Cardiida - Glossidae
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
Hiatella (Hiatella) arctica Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Poromyida - Cuspidariidae
 Lucinida - Thyasiridae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Gonimyrtea droueti Nyst 1861 clam
SUBSPECIES: Gonimyrtea droueti gracilis
"Lucinoma borealis" = Lucinoma (Lucinoma) borealis Linnaeus 1767 clam
SUBSPECIES: Lucinoma borealis praecedens
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
"Nuculana (Saccella) westendorpi" = Saccella westendorpi
"Nuculana (Saccella) westendorpi" = Saccella westendorpi Nyst and Westendorp 1839 pointed nut clam
 Protobranchia - Yoldiidae
Yoldia (Yoldia) glaberrima von Münster 1837 clam
Gastropoda
 Ptenoglossa - Epitoniidae
 Triphoroidea - Triphoridae
 Triphoroidea - Newtoniellidae
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Angistoma brueckneri true whelk
SUBSPECIES: Angistoma brueckneri danica
Liomesus brandensis n. sp. true whelk
Searlesia dentifera Vermeij 1991 true whelk
Searlesia mitgaui von Koenen 1867 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Streptodictyon soellingensis Tembrock 1965 snail
Fusinus (Gracilipurpura) elatior Beyrich 1848 snail
SUBSPECIES: Fusinus (Gracilipurpura) elatior posterior
Aquilofusus mothsi n. sp. snail
Aquilofusus marqueti n. sp. snail
Aquilofusus sp. Kautsky 1925 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
 Neogastropoda - Costellariidae
Conomitra soellingensis, "Vexillum (Uromitra) hastatum" = Uromitra
"Vexillum (Uromitra) hastatum" = Uromitra ribbed mitre
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Eopaziella deshayesii Nyst 1836 murex snail
Eopaziella capito Philippi 1843 murex snail
Pterynotus (Pterochelus) tristichus Beyrich 1854 murex snail
Muricopsis peregra Beyrich 1854 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Mangeliidae
"Mangelia holzapfeli" = Cythara (Mangelia)
"Mangelia holzapfeli" = Cythara (Mangelia) snail
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
"Inquisitor obeliscus" = Stenodrillia obeliscus
"Inquisitor obeliscus" = Stenodrillia obeliscus Desmoulins 1842 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
 Neogastropoda - Borsoniidae
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
"Drepanocheilus (Arrhoges) speciosus" = Arrhoges
"Drepanocheilus (Arrhoges) speciosus" = Arrhoges snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Euspira helicina Brocchi 1814 moon snail
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Sassia flandrica triton shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
"Phalium (Echinophoria) rondeleti" = Echinophoria
"Phalium (Echinophoria) rondeleti" = Echinophoria snail
 Rissooidea - Rissoidae
 Pyramidelloidea - Pyramidellidae
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae