Ophiuroidea, Renggeri-Ton, Les Rouges Terres, Le Bémont (Jurassic of Switzerland)

Where: Switzerland (47.3° N, 7.0° E: paleocoordinates 38.2° N, 16.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Renggeri-Ton Formation, Early/Lower Oxfordian (161.2 - 155.7 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; poorly lithified claystone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: replaced with pyrite

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 62046: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 11.07.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Lituolida - Lituolidae
Ammobaculites sp. Cushman 1910
 Nodosariida - Nodosariidae
Nodosaria sp. Lamarck 1812
 Vaginulinida - Vaginulinidae
Lenticulina sp. Lamarck 1804
Saracenaria sp. Defrance 1824
Ophthalmidium sp. Kübler and Zwingli 1870
 Isocrinida - Isocrinidae
Balanocrinus pentagonalis Goldfuss 1831 Sea lily
Ophiotrigonum oxfordiense n. gen. n. sp. Hess 1960 brittle star
 Ophiurida - Aplocomidae
"Ophiopinna wolburgi" = Sinosura wolburgi
"Ophiopinna wolburgi" = Sinosura wolburgi Hess 1960 brittle star
615 vertebrae, 413 lateral plates, 21 oral plates
 Ophiurida - Ophiosphalmidae
Ophiomusium cf. gagnebini Thurmann 1851 brittle star
 Valvatida - Goniasteridae
Goniasteridae indet. Forbes 1841 sea star
Tylasteria jurensis Goldfuss 1833 sea star