Quarry Bosenberg, near Station Vorhelm, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Cretaceous of Germany)

Where: Germany (51.8° N, 8.0° E: paleocoordinates 42.4° N, 8.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Vorhelm Member (Ahlen Formation), Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; lithified marl

• shallow sea, wave influence, varying waterdepth
• succession (<15m) of: gray marls, argillaceous marls, calcareous marls, glauconitic lime sandstones and limestones

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: cast

Collection methods: Most specimens were collected by the author himself from the 1930s to the 1960s. Lists also include some additional material from museum collections.

Primary reference: R. Giers. 1964. Die Großfauna der Mukronatenkreide (unteres Obercampan) im östlichen Münsterland. Fortschr. Geol. Rheinld. u. Westf. 7:213-294 [M. Aberhan/S. Nurnberg]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 64142: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Sabine Nürnberg on 01.09.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Echinoidea
 Holasteroida - Holasteridae
Echinocorys ovatus Leske 1778 sea urchin
 Spatangoida - Micrasteridae
Micraster glyphus Schluter 1869 heart urchin
Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Lamna sp. Cuvier 1816 mackerel shark
2 m long part of the vertebral column
Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Cephalopoda
 Belemnitida - Belemnitellidae
Belemnitella mucronata Schlotheim 1813 belemnite
  -
Rhyncholithes sp. Blainville 1827
 Nautilida - Nautilidae
"Nautilus darupensis" = Eutrephoceras darupense
"Nautilus darupensis" = Eutrephoceras darupense Schluter 1876 nautiloid
 Ammonitida - Baculitidae
Baculites anceps Lamarck 1822 ammonite
Baculites vertebralis Lamarck 1801 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Scaphitidae
 Ammonitida - Placenticeratidae
Hoplitoplacenticeras costulosum Schlüter 1867 ammonite
Hoplitoplacenticeras vari Schlüter 1872 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Pachydiscidae
"Pachydiscus koeneni" = Pachydiscus (Pachydiscus) haldemsis Schluter 1867 ammonite
Pachydiscus subrobustus Seunes 1892 ammonite
 Phylloceratida - Phylloceratidae
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Ostreida - Cassianellidae
"Ostrea bronni" = Cassianella gryphaeata
"Ostrea bronni" = Cassianella gryphaeata Münster 1841 oyster
 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
Inoceramus balticus Bohm 1907 clam
incl. I. balt. balticus, I. balt. marcki, I. balt. pteroides, I. balt. haldemensis, I. balt. ellipticus, I. balt. sublevigatus n. subsp.
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
 Cardiida - Glossidae
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astarte similis Munster 1840 clam
Gastropoda
 Patellogastropoda - Patellidae
Patella sp. Linnaeus 1758 limpet
 Pleurotomarioidea - Kittlidiscidae
"Pleurotomaria plana" = Kittlidiscus planus
"Pleurotomaria plana" = Kittlidiscus planus Klipstein 1843 snail
 Cerithioidea - Cerithiidae
Cerithium conica cerith snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Aporrhaidae
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Cancellothyrididae
Terebratulina rigida Sowerby 1829
Terebratulina chrysalis Schlotheim 1813
Craniata
 Craniida - Craniidae
Demospongiae
 Spirosclerophorida - Jereicidae
Stichophyma multiformis Bronn 1837 demosponge
 Spirosclerophorida - Scleritodermatidae
"Verruculina macrommata" = Amphithelion (Amphithelion) macrommata Roemer 1864 demosponge
Verruculina aurita demosponge
Verruculina tenuis Roemer 1840 demosponge
Hexactinellida
 Hexactinosa - Aphrocallistidae
Aphrocallistes alveolites Roemer 1841 glass sponge
 Lychniscosa - Ventriculitidae
Ventriculites radiatus Mantell 1822 glass sponge
Calcarea
 Lithonida - Minchinellidae
Porosphaera globularis Phillips 1829 calcareous sponge