Ophiuroidea, Effingerschichten, Argovian, Hofbergli, G├╝nsberg, Kt. Solothurn (Jurassic of Switzerland)

Where: Switzerland (47.3° N, 7.5° E: paleocoordinates 38.3° N, 16.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Effingerschichten Formation, Middle Oxfordian (161.2 - 155.7 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; poorly lithified marl

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: H. Hess. 1960. Ophiurenreste aus dem Malm des Schweizer Juras und des Departements Haut-Rhin. Eclogae geologicae Helvetiae 35(1):385-421 [L. Villier/L. Villier]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 62045: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 11.07.2006, edited by Mihaela Krause

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Crinoidea
 Isocrinida - Isocrinidae
Balanocrinus pentagonalis Goldfuss 1831 Sea lily
Ophiuroidea
 Ophiurida - Ophiosphalmidae
Ophiomusium cf. gagnebini Thurmann 1851 brittle star
arm fragments
Asteroidea
 Paxillosida - Astropectinidae
Pentasteria cf. recta McCoy 1848 sea star
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Zeilleriidae