Couches de Balme, Arberroz, massif de Plate, Haute-Savoie (Cretaceous of France)

Where: France (46.0° N, 6.6° E: paleocoordinates 34.7° N, 8.6° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Couches de Balme Member (Grès verts helvétiques Formation), Late/Upper Albian (105.3 - 99.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified, condensed, glauconitic, phosphatic, sandy limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, replaced with phosphate

Primary reference: M. Delamette, J. Charollais, D. Decrouez and M. Caron. 1997. Les grès verts helvétiques (Aptien moyen-Albien supérieur) de Haute-Savoie, Valais et Vaud (Alpes occidentales franco-suisses). Publications du Département de Géologie et Paléontologie. Section des Sciences de la Terre 23:1-400 [L. Villier/L. Villier/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 56674: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 22.11.2005

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Taxonomic list

Cephalopoda
 Phylloceratida - Phylloceratidae
Phylloceras subalpinum ammonite
Phylloceras (Goretophylloceras) subalpinum (d'Orbigny)
"Hyporbulites seresitense" = Phylloceras (Hypophylloceras) ammonite
 Ammonitida - Scaphitidae
Scaphites sp. Parkinson 1811 ammonite
"Scaphites hugardianus" = Scaphites (Scaphites) hugardianus d'Orbigny 1842 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Hamitidae
Hamites sp. Parkinson 1811 ammonite
Hamites ex gr. venetzianus Pictet 1847 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Baculitidae
Lechites sp. Nowak 1908 ammonite
"Lechites gaudini" = Lechites (Lechites) gaudini Pictet and Campiche 1861 ammonite
Two subspecies differenciated
 Ammonitida - Nostoceratidae
Turrilitoides hugardianus d'Orbigny 1842 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Turrilitidae
"Mariella bergeri" = Mariella (Mariella) bergeri Brongniart 1822 ammonite
Pseudhelicoceras sp. Spath 1922 ammonite
Pseudhelicoceras robertianum d'Orbigny 1842 ammonite
Ostlingoceras puzosianum d'Orbigny 1842 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Anisoceratidae
Anisoceras sp. Pictet 1854 ammonite
Idiohamites sp. Spath 1925 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Desmoceratidae
"Puzosia mayoriana" = Puzosia (Puzosia) mayoriana
"Puzosia mayoriana" = Puzosia (Puzosia) mayoriana d'Orbigny 1841 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Brancoceratidae
Hysteroceras ex gr. carinatum Spath 1922 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Lyelliceratidae
Neophlycticeras sp. Spath 1922 ammonite
"Stoliczkaia notha" = Stoliczkaia (Stoliczkaia) notha Seeley 1865 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Flickiidae
"Salaziceras cf. salazacensis" = Salaziceras (Salaziceras) salazacense
"Salaziceras cf. salazacensis" = Salaziceras (Salaziceras) salazacense Hébert and Munier-Chalmas 1875 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Hoplitidae
Callihoplites vraconensis ammonite
Callihoplites vraconensis anglicus Breistroffer
Echinoidea
 Holasteroida - Holasteridae
Holaster perezii sea urchin
Holaster laevis sea urchin
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Trochocyathus sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral