level 2, Pellites noires, Lelling Quarry, Moselle (Triassic of France)

Where: France (49.1° N, 6.7° E: paleocoordinates 31.1° N, 8.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Triassic (237.0 - 201.3 Ma)

• Level 2: 0.85 m of fossil-rich black claystone

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; lithified, shelly/skeletal, black claystone

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: R. Laugier. 1961. Existence d'ophiures dans le Rhétien de Lorraine. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris 253:3024-3026 [L. Villier/L. Villier]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 79579: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 13.03.2008

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Taxonomic list

 Conchostraca -
Estheria sp. Ruppell 1837 clam shrimp
Bivalvia
  -
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Ostreida - Pteriidae
"Avicula contorta" = Rhaetavicula contorta
"Avicula contorta" = Rhaetavicula contorta Portlock 1843 pearl oyster
Ophiuroidea
 Ophiurida -
Ophiurites rhaeticus Laugier 1961 brittle star