Bavnodde Greensand Formation, Horsemyre Odde, Bornholm (Cretaceous of Denmark)

Where: Denmark (55.1° N, 14.8° E: paleocoordinates 45.0° N, 14.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bavnodde Greensand Formation, Early/Lower Santonian (85.8 - 83.5 Ma)

• 'Lower Santonian on belemnite evidence'

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shoreface; lithified, bioturbated, fine-grained, glauconitic, silty, calcareous sandstone

• classification based on high bioturbation
• 'the formation consists of poorly sorted, calcareous, glauconitic, fine-grained, silty quartz sand. Several layers of nodular greensand, quartzitic beds, and marly beds are included in the greensand, which is strongly bioturbated.'

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: Museum repositories: MMH

Primary reference: T. Birkelund. 1957. Upper Cretaceous belemnites from Denmark. Biologiske Skrifter. Det Kongelige Danske Viden-skabernes Selskab 9(1):1-69 [M. Aberhan/S. Nurnberg/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 70063: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Sabine Nürnberg on 16.03.2007

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Taxonomic list

• fragments are not included in abundace data of belemnites
 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
Inoceramus (Sphenoceramus) cardissoides2 clam
S. (S.) kieslingswaldensis fischeri
 Belemnitida - Belemnitellidae
Actinocamax "sp. 1" Miller 1823 belemnite
A. aff. westfalicus
 Ammonitida - Scaphitidae
Scaphites (Scaphites) kieslingswaldensis1 Langenhan and Grundey 1891 ammonite