Maastricht area, Meerssen Member, IVf-2 (Cretaceous of Netherlands)

Where: Limburg, Netherlands (50.8° N, 5.7° E: paleocoordinates 43.4° N, 4.5° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Meerssen Member (Maastricht Formation), Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• bed IVf-2

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. Leloux. 1999. Numerical distribution of Santonian to Danian corals (Scleractinia, Octocorallia) of southern Limburg, the Netherlands. Geologie en Mijnbouw 78:191-195 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 85270: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 09.12.2008

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Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
"? Fungiastrea flexuosa" = Fungiastraea
"? Fungiastrea flexuosa" = Fungiastraea stony coral
 Scleractinia - Cyclolitidae
"Synastrea clathrata" = Aspidastraea clathrata
"Synastrea clathrata" = Aspidastraea clathrata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Areopsammia alacca Morren 1828 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
"Montastrea arachnoides" = Pleurocora arachnoides
"Montastrea arachnoides" = Pleurocora arachnoides Knorr and Walch 1777 stony coral