Bessalampy (Miocene of Madagascar)

Where: Madagascar (16.8° S, 44.4° E: paleocoordinates 17.3° S, 43.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Miocene (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine

Primary reference: M. Collignon and J. Cottreau. 1927. Paleontologie de Madagascar. XIV. Fossiles du Miocene Marine. Annales de Paleontologie 16:135-171 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 55832: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 06.11.2005

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Cardita (Glans) sp." = Glans
"Cardita (Glans) sp." = Glans Mühfeld 1811 clam
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
"Cyphus arenarius" = Kuphus
"Cyphus arenarius" = Kuphus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellina bipartita tellin clam
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella perrieri n. sp. turret shell
Turritella cf. turris Basterot 1825 turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Batillariidae
"Cerithium cf. plicatum" = Granulolabium plicatum
"Cerithium cf. plicatum" = Granulolabium plicatum Bruguiére 1792 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithium boulei n. sp. cerith snail
Cerithium roedereri n. sp. cerith snail
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
Nerita teilhardi n. sp. snail
Nerita magdalena n. sp. snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Echinoidea
 Spatangoida - Schizasteridae
"Schizaster (Aplospatangus) howa" = Schizaster
"Schizaster (Aplospatangus) howa" = Schizaster heart urchin
 Clypeasteroida - Fibulariidae
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae