Maastricht area, Meerssen Member, IVf-5 (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-5

• 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 85273: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 09.12.2008, edited by Mihaela Krause

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Cunnolitidae
"Cyclolites cancellata" = Cunnolites cancellata
"Cyclolites cancellata" = Cunnolites cancellata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
Actinhelia elegans Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
"Synastrea escharoides" = Morphastrea escharoides
"Synastrea escharoides" = Morphastrea escharoides Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Micrabaciidae
Micrabacia sp. Milne-Edwards 1849 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Haplaraeidae
"? Fungiastraea textilis" = Meandrophyllia textilis, "? Fungiastraea velamentosa" = Meandrophyllia velamentosa
"? Fungiastraea textilis" = Meandrophyllia textilis Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
"? Fungiastraea velamentosa" = Meandrophyllia velamentosa Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Areopsammia alacca Morren 1828 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Meandrinidae
"Diploctenium pluma" = Diploctenium plumum Goldfuss 1827 stony coral
Diploctenium cordatum Goldfuss 1827 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
"Placosmilia robusta" = Peplosmilia latona, "Edwardsosmilia faujasi" = Trochosmilia faujasi, Montlivaltia angusticostata
"Placosmilia robusta" = Peplosmilia latona Felix 1903 stony coral
"Edwardsosmilia faujasi" = Trochosmilia faujasi Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Montlivaltia angusticostata Umbgrove 1925 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
"Montastrea arachnoides" = Pleurocora arachnoides Knorr and Walch 1777 stony coral
and subsp. conica
Leptoria (Dictuophyllia) reticulata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Placocoeniidae
"Montastrea rotula" = Paraplacocoenia rotula Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
Placocoenia macrophthalma Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heterocoeniidae
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
 Gorgonacea -
Moltkia minuta Nielsen 1918 gorgonian
 Octocorallia -