Foreshore, Bénerville-sur-Mer (Jurassic of France)

Where: France (49.3° N, 0.0° E: paleocoordinates 39.5° N, 10.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Marnes de Dives Formation, Late/Upper Callovian (164.7 - 161.2 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; poorly lithified claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: L. Hüne and P. Hüne. 2008. Découverte de deux bras d'étoiles de mer dans le Callovien supérieur de Bénerville-sur-Mer (Calvados, France). L'écho des falaises 12:59-65 [L. Villier/L. Villier]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 97871: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 03.09.2010, edited by Jonathan Tennant

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Loricata - Metriorhynchidae
Tyrannoneustes lythrodectikos Young et al. 2013 marine crocodile
incomplete skull. Part of the Joaquim Gameiro private collection, see Lepage et al. (2008).
 Paxillosida - Astropectinidae
Pentasteria recta McCoy 1848 sea star
1 arm fragment
 Valvatida - Goniasteridae
Tylasteria prisca Valette 1928 sea star
1 arm tip