FĂ„rup [Branden Clay] (Oligocene of Denmark)

Where: Denmark (57.3° N, 9.7° E: paleocoordinates 57.1° N, 6.4° 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 111474: 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.
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Lentipecten corneus Sowerby 1818 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astarte (Astarte) gracilis Golfuss 1837 clam
 Carditida - Carditidae
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
Arctica islandica Linnaeus 1767 clam
SUBSPECIES: Arctica islandica rotundata
 Cardiida - Glossidae
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Angulus posterus tellin clam
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
 Lucinida - Thyasiridae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Lucinoma borealis" = Lucinoma (Lucinoma) borealis
"Lucinoma borealis" = Lucinoma (Lucinoma) borealis Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Ptenoglossa - Epitoniidae
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Searlesia mitgaui von Koenen 1867 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Eopaziella deshayesii Nyst 1836 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
 Neogastropoda - Borsoniidae
 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
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae