Couches de Balme, Fiz aval, massif de Platé, Haute-Savoie (Cretaceous of France)

Where: France (46.0° N, 6.8° E: paleocoordinates 34.6° N, 8.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

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

• Fiz aval section, 30 cm

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, phosphatic, intraclastic conglomerate

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: 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 58431: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 06.02.2006

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Taxonomic list

Echinoidea
 Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae
Hemiaster minimus heart urchin
 Holasteroida - Holasteridae
Holaster laevis sea urchin
Holaster perezii sea urchin
 Echinoneoida - Conulidae
 Holectypoida - Discoididae
Discoides sp. Parkinson 1811 sea urchin
 Euechinoidea - Pseudodiadematidae
Cephalopoda
 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 -
 Ammonitida - Anisoceratidae
Anisoceras sp. Pictet 1854 ammonite
Anisoceras perarmatum Pictet and Campiche 1861 ammonite
Idiohamites sp. Spath 1925 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Turrilitidae
? Pseudhelicoceras sp. Spath 1922 ammonite
Pseudhelicoceras robertianum d'Orbigny 1842 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Nostoceratidae
Turrilitoides sp. Spath 1923 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Baculitidae
Lechites sp. Nowak 1908 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Labeceratidae
 Ammonitida - Hoplitidae
Pleurohoplites ex gr. renauxianus d'Orbigny 1840 ammonite
? Anahoplites sp. Hyatt 1900 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Tetragonitidae
"Tetragonites cf. jurinianus" = Tetragonites (Tetragonites) jurinianus Pictet 1847 ammonite
Kossmatella cf. agassiziana Pictet and Roux 1847 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Beudanticeratidae
Beudanticeras beudanti Brongniart 1822 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Desmoceratidae
"Puzosia mayoriana" = Puzosia (Puzosia) mayoriana, "Desmoceras latidorsatum" = Desmoceras (Desmoceras) latidorsatum
"Puzosia mayoriana" = Puzosia (Puzosia) mayoriana d'Orbigny 1841 ammonite
"Desmoceras latidorsatum" = Desmoceras (Desmoceras) latidorsatum Michelin 1838 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Flickiidae
"Salaziceras salazacensis" = Salaziceras (Salaziceras) salazacense
"Salaziceras salazacensis" = Salaziceras (Salaziceras) salazacense Hébert and Munier-Chalmas 1875 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Lyelliceratidae
Neophlycticeras blancheti, "Stoliczkaia notha" = Stoliczkaia (Stoliczkaia) notha, "Stoliczkaia sp." = Stoliczkaiella
Neophlycticeras blancheti Pictet and Campiche 1859 ammonite
"Stoliczkaia notha" = Stoliczkaia (Stoliczkaia) notha Seeley 1865 ammonite
"Stoliczkaia sp." = Stoliczkaiella Cooper 2012 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Brancoceratidae
Hysteroceras sp. Hyatt 1900 ammonite
Hysteroceras ex gr. orbignyi Spath 1922 ammonite
Prohysteroceras sp. Spath 1921 ammonite
Mortoniceras sp. Meek 1876 ammonite
"Mortoniceras ex gr. perinflatum" = Mortoniceras (Subschloenbachia) perinflatum Spath 1922 ammonite
Gastropoda
 Pleurotomarioidea - Pleurotomariidae
Pleurotomaria sp. Defrance 1826 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Aporrhaidae
Perissoptera sp. Tate 1865 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
? Natica sp. Scopoli 1777 moon snail
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
Bivalvia
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nucula sp. Lamarck 1799 nut clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
? Cardium sp. Linnaeus 1758 cockle
 Carditida - Astartidae
? Opis sp. Defrance 1824 clam
 Arcida - Arcidae
 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
"Birostrina concentrica" = Actinoceramus, "Birostrina sulcata" = Actinoceramus
"Birostrina concentrica" = Actinoceramus clam
"Birostrina sulcata" = Actinoceramus clam