Antwerp area - [Merksem Mbr, Lillo Fm] (Pleistocene of Belgium)

Where: Belgium (51.3° N, 4.3° E: paleocoordinates 51.3° N, 4.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Merksem Member (Lillo Formation), Gelasian (2.6 - 1.8 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Merksem Sand Mbr, Lillo Fm, which overlies the Kruisschans Mbr and is overlain by the Zandvliet Mbr. AGE: Gelasian. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From multiple beds within member.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified sandstone

• DISTRIBUTION: Siliciclastic shallow marine environment.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Not specified, but apparently sandstone from figured specimens. LITHIFICATION: Not specified, but poorly-lithified based on figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: COLLECTOR: Presumably, but not stated to be R. Marquet (1990's-present). REPOSTORY: KBIN, not detailed.

Primary reference: R. Marquet. 2002. The Neogene Amphineura and Bivalvia (Protobranchia and Pteriomorphia) from Kallo and Doel (Oost Vlaanderen, Belgium). Palaeontos 2:1-100 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 86808: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 18.02.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited, only includes families specified in particular taxonomic treatments. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication with species and subgenus-level assignments.
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Aequipecten opercularis Linnaeus 1758 scallop
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Heteranomia squamula Linnaeus 1758 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea (Ostrea) edulis" = Ostrea edulis
"Ostrea (Ostrea) edulis" = Ostrea edulis Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
Pygocardia rustica Sowerby 1818 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
 Cardiida - Donacidae
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Angulus (Peronaea) benedeni Nyst and Westendorp 1839 tellin clam
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
Hiatella (Hiatella) arctica Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
? Acila (Truncacila) cobboldae Linnaeus 1767 divaricate nutclam