Dormaal (Paleocene to of Belgium)

Where: Belgium (50.8° N, 5.1° E: paleocoordinates 45.9° N, 3.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Dormaal sands Member (Tienen Formation), Thanetian to Thanetian (59.2 - 47.8 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; unlithified, pebbly, calcareous conglomerate and unlithified, brown, yellow, sandy sandstone

• Two layers. (1) Calcareous pebble facies. (2) Yellow to brown sandy facies

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression, original carbon, replaced with limonite

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, sieve,

Primary reference: M. Fairon-Demaret and T. Smith. 2002. Fruits and seeds from the Tienen Formation at Dormaal, Palaeoecene-Eocene transition in eastern Belgium. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 122:47-62 [B. Tiffney/B. Tiffney/B. Tiffney]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 32342: authorized by Bruce Tiffney, entered by Bruce Tiffney on 25.06.2003, edited by Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
Rhinobatos bruxelliensis Jaekel 1894 guitarfish
 Rhamnales - Rosidae
 Theales - Dilleniidae
 Myrtiflorae - Nyssaceae
 Myrtales - Lythraceae
 Ericales - Ericaceae
 Ranunculales - Menispermaceae
 Celastrales - Icacinaceae