Calcaires de Balme, Chalet du Criou, Haut-Giffre, Haute-Savoie (Cretaceous of France)

Where: France (46.1° N, 6.8° E: paleocoordinates 34.7° N, 8.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• Challet de Criou section

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified, glauconitic sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

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 58359: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 01.02.2006

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Taxonomic list

Cephalopoda
 Phylloceratida - Phylloceratidae
Phylloceras sp. Suess 1865 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Scaphitidae
Eoscaphites sp. Breistroffer 1947 ammonite
Scaphites sp. Parkinson 1811 ammonite
"Scaphites hugardianus" = Scaphites (Scaphites) hugardianus d'Orbigny 1842 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Hamitidae
Hamites sp. Parkinson 1811 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Baculitidae
"Lechites gaudini" = Lechites (Lechites) gaudini
"Lechites gaudini" = Lechites (Lechites) gaudini Pictet and Campiche 1861 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Nostoceratidae
Turrilitoides sp. Spath 1923 ammonite
Turrilitoides hugardianus d'Orbigny 1842 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Turrilitidae
Pseudhelicoceras sp. Spath 1922 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Anisoceratidae
Anisoceras sp. Pictet 1854 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Desmoceratidae
"Desmoceras latidorsatum" = Desmoceras (Desmoceras) latidorsatum, "Puzosia mayoriana" = Puzosia (Puzosia) mayoriana
"Desmoceras latidorsatum" = Desmoceras (Desmoceras) latidorsatum Michelin 1838 ammonite
"Puzosia mayoriana" = Puzosia (Puzosia) mayoriana d'Orbigny 1841 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Beudanticeratidae
Beudanticeras beudanti Brongniart 1822 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Brancoceratidae
? Cantabrigites sp. Spath 1933 ammonite
Hysteroceras sp. Hyatt 1900 ammonite
Prohysteroceras sp. Spath 1921 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Lyelliceratidae
Neophlycticeras sp. Spath 1922 ammonite
Neophlycticeras blancheti Pictet and Campiche 1859 ammonite
"Stoliczkaia sp." = Stoliczkaiella Cooper 2012 ammonite
"Stoliczkaia notha" = Stoliczkaia (Stoliczkaia) notha Seeley 1865 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Hoplitidae
Gastropoda
 Pleurotomarioidea - Pleurotomariidae
Pleurotomaria sp. Defrance 1826 snail
 Cerithioidea - Metacerithiidae
Metacerithium sp. Cossmann 1906 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Aporrhaidae
Perissoptera sp. Tate 1865 snail
Echinoidea
 Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae
Hemiaster minimus heart urchin
 Holasteroida - Holasteridae
Holaster laevis sea urchin
Holaster perezii sea urchin
 Holectypoida - Discoididae
Discoides sp. Parkinson 1811 sea urchin
 Euechinoidea - Pseudodiadematidae