Kimmeridgeienne Formation (Cretaceous of France)

Where: Saint Sauver en Puisaye, France (48.0° N, 3.0° E: paleocoordinates 38.1° N, 5.0° E)

When: Late/Upper Cretaceous (100.5 - 66.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: sand shoal; carbonate

• The Neocomian beds are described as supporting an enormous sand dune that travels the expanse of the beds, constituting a special system of plateaus, containing only fragments of fossils. The depositional environment is interperetted as a product of rain following the destruction of one part of the entire continent.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: M. J. B. Robineau-Desvoidy. 1849. Mémoire sur les Crustacés du terrain néocomien de St. Sauveur-en-Puisaye. Annales de la Societé Entomologique de France 7(2):95-141 [C. Schweitzer/E. Johnson/E. Johnson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 146256: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Evaline Johnson on 19.06.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Nephropidae
Hoploparia dentata Roemer 1841 clawed lobster
Homarus edwardsi clawed lobster
Robineau-Desvoidy, 1849
 Decapoda - Galatheidae
Galathea lupiae Robineau-Desvoidy 1849 decapod
Robineau-Desvoidy, 1849
 Decapoda - Glypheidae
Glyphea neocomiensis Robineau-Desvoidy 1849 decapod
Robineau-Desvoidy, 1849
 Decapoda - Erymidae
Enoploclytia salviensis Robineau-Desvoidy 1849 decapod
Robineau-Desvoidy, 1849
 Decapoda - Parthenopidae
Parthenope neocomiensis Robineau-Desvoidy 1849 crab
Robineau-Desvoidy, 1849
 Decapoda - Xanthidae
Xantho agassizi Robineau-Desvoidy 1849 stone crab
Robineau-Desvoidy, 1849
 Decapoda - Upogebiidae
Upogebia meyeri Robineau-Desvoidy 1849 mud shrimp
Robineau-Desvoidy, 1849
Upogebia digitata Robineau-Desvoidy 1849 mud shrimp
Robineau-Desvoidy, 1849
Upogebia munsteri Robineau-Desvoidy 1849 mud shrimp
Robineau-Desvoidy, 1849
 Decapoda - Thalassinidae
Thalassina grandidactylus Robineau Desvoidy 1849 decapod
Robineau-Desvoidy, 1849