Kuhnpasset B2335-3b (Cretaceous of Greenland)

Where: Greenland (74.5° N, 20.3° W: paleocoordinates 58.2° N, 12.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Kuhnpasset Formation, Late/Upper Barremian (130.0 - 125.5 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; lithified, argillaceous, sandy reef rocks

• methane-based cold-seep complex with the vents occurring near the footwall crests o tilted fault blocks
• the mounds are construed of grey, unbedded, muddy to sandy limestone. Bedding has been homogenized, probably by burrowing activity. Within the mounds preferentially cemented tubular structures commonly occur. They probably represent the seep plumbing system.

Preservation: replaced with silica

Collection methods: mechanical,

Primary reference: S.R.A. Kelly, E. Blanc, SPPrice and AGWhitham. 2000. Early Cretaceous giant bivalves from seep-related limestone mounds, Wollaston Forland, Northeast Greenland. E.M. Harper, J.D. Taylor, J.A. Crame, The evolutionary biology of the Bivalvia. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 177:227-246 [F. Fursich/A. Tomasovych]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 55723: authorized by Franz Fursich, entered by Adam Tomasovych on 03.11.2005

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Taxonomic list

Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Lytoceratidae
Lytoceras sp. Suess 1865 ammonite
 Nautilida - Nautilidae
Cymatoceras sp. Hyatt 1884 nautiloid