Echinoderms, Emael, Maastricht, Bemelen (Cretaceous of Netherlands)

Where: Netherlands (50.9° N, 5.8° E: paleocoordinates 43.4° N, 4.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Emael Member (Maastricht Formation), Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: transition zone or lower shoreface; poorly lithified packstone

• Poorly indurated white-yellowish and yellowish-brown, fine to coarse-grained, homogeneous chalks

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: original calcite

Collection methods: bulk, surface (float), surface (in situ), sieve,

Primary reference: J. W. M. Jagt. 2000. Late Cretaceous-Early Paleocene echinoderms and the K/T boundary in the southeast Netherlands and the northeast Belgium. - part 4: Echinoids. Scripta Geologica 21:181-375 [L. Villier/L. Villier/L. Villier]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 32179: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 09.06.2003, edited by Mihaela Krause

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Podocopida -
"Limburgina semicancellata" = Aysegulina3 ostracod
Anticythereis euglypha3 Bosquet 1854 ostracod
Dolocythere arenosa3 Bosquet 1854 ostracod
 Paxillosida - Astropectinidae
Astropectinidae indet.2 Gray 1840 sea star
Lophidiaster pygmaeus2 Spencer 1913 sea star
 Valvatida - Goniasteridae
Goniasteridae indet.2 Forbes 1841 sea star
3 species of indeterminated goniasterids
Chomataster acules2 Spencer 1913 sea star
 Stomopneustoida - Stomechinidae
 Cassiduloida -
Procassidulus lapiscancri Leske 1778 sea urchin
 Cassiduloida - Cassidulidae
 Irregularia - Nucleolitidae
 Calycina - Phymosomatidae
Gauthieria pseudoradiata Schluter 1883 sea urchin
 Salenioida - Saleniidae
"Salenia bonissenti" = Salenidia bonissenti
"Salenia bonissenti" = Salenidia bonissenti Cotteau 1866 sea urchin
 Roveacrinida -
Birgelenocrinus degraafi1 Jagt 1999 Sea lily
Veugelersia diana1 Jagt 1999 Sea lily
 Roveacrinida - Saccocomidae