Pessac, Aquitaine, France (Miocene of France)

Where: France (44.8° N, 0.7° W: paleocoordinates 45.0° N, 1.9° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Serravallian (13.8 - 11.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal shelf; poorly lithified, ferruginous, blue marl

• Blue-gray crags and fossiliferous marls

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: C. Chaix, B. Cahuzac, and A. Cluzaud. 1999. Les Scléractiniaires du Serravallien de Pessac (Nord-Aquitaine, France) : approche paléoécologique. Géobios 32(1):33-62 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34609: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 12.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gymnolaemata
 Cheilostomata - Lunulitidae
 Cheilostomata - Lepraliellidae
Celleporaria palmata Michelin 1847
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Aequipecten scabrellus" = Chlamys scabrellus Lamarck 1819 scallop
"Mimachlamys multistriata" = Chlamys (Mimachlamys) scallop
Aequipecten macrotis Sowerby 1847 scallop
 Pectinida - Limidae
Limea strigillata Brocchi 1814 file clam
ssp. subhelvetica
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
 Arcida - Arcidae
 Carditida - Carditidae
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astarte fusca clam
ssp. sallomacensis
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Gastropoda
 Lepetellida - Fissurellidae
Diodora italica Defrance 1820 snail
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
Turritella sp. Lamarck 1799 turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Neverita sp. Risso 1826 moon snail
Neverita olla De Serres 1829 moon snail
 Neogastropoda - Ancillariidae
"Ancilla glandiformis" = Amalda glandiformis
"Ancilla glandiformis" = Amalda glandiformis Lamarck 1810 snail
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
"Oliva dufresnei" = Oliva (Strephona) dufresnei
"Oliva dufresnei" = Oliva (Strephona) dufresnei Basterot 1825 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
"Conus puschi" = Plagioconus puschi, Conus sp.
"Conus puschi" = Plagioconus puschi Michelotti 1857 cone shell
Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cypraeidae
Cypraeidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 cowry
Echinoidea
 Camarodonta - Echinidae
 Echinolampadoida - Echinolampadidae
 Clypeasteroida - Fibulariidae
Echinocyamus pusillus Müller 1776 sand dollar
 Temnopleuroida -
Arbacina monilis sea urchin
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
Astrangia cf. manthelanensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
"Culicia parasitica" = Culicia parasita Michelin 1847 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Turbinoliidae
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Flabellum laevissimum Kühn 1963 stony coral
Flabellum striatum Keferstein 1859 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Dendrophyllia amica Michelotti 1838 stony coral
Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) bossolensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) sismondiana Michelin 1841 stony coral
Balanophyllia italica Michelin 1841 stony coral
Balanophyllia calyculus Wood 1844 stony coral
Balanophyllia varians Reuss 1854 stony coral