Tona, Vic area, La Guixa Member, Ebro Basin, Catalonia (Eocene of Spain)

Where: Spain (41.9° N, 2.2° E: paleocoordinates 40.1° N, 1.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: La Guixa Member (Vic Marls Formation), Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

• second Bartonian cycle, transgressive phase

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal shelf; lithified marl

• small sponge mounds, with progressive disappearance of storm beds toward the top of the sequence, a deeper setting of Vic area; outer shelf boundary

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. Pisera and P. Busquets. 2002. Eocene siliceous sponges from the Ebro Basin (Catalonia, Spain). GĂ©obios 35(3):321-346 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 61240: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 01.06.2006, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
? Prototherium sp., "Prototherium solei n. sp." = Prototherium intermedium
? Prototherium sp. de Zigno 1887 dugong
"Prototherium solei n. sp." = Prototherium intermedium Bizzotto 1983 dugong
Hexactinellida
 Lyssacinosa - Leucopsacasiidae
 Lychniscosa - Callodictyidae
 Lychniscosa - Callodictyonidae
Callicylix eocenicus Pisera and Busquets 2002 glass sponge
 Hexactinosa - Tretodictyidae
 Hexactinosa - Cribrospongiidae
Guettardiscyphia thiolati Archiac 1846 glass sponge