Tournai [Bernissart Calcirudites] (Cretaceous of Belgium)

Also known as Tourtia de Tournai

Where: Belgium (50.6° N, 3.4° E: paleocoordinates 39.5° N, 4.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Bernissart Calcirudites Formation, Cenomanian (100.5 - 93.9 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Bernissart Calcirudites Fm (= ‘Tourtia de Tournai’), which unconformably overlies the Bracquiegnies Fm, and is unconformably overlain by the Mons Conglomerate bed. AGE: middle Cenomanian-early Turonian in text, but more recently assigned to Cenomanian. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within formation.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified, calcareous grainstone

• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Calcirudite. LITHIFICATION: Poorly lithified, assumed on the basis of figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: trace

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: Not stated in text. REPOSITORY: SMC?

Primary reference: S. R. A. Kelly and R. G. Bromley. 1984. Ichonological nomenclature of clavate borings. Palaeontology 27(4):793-807 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 90687: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 12.08.2009

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to taxon described in text. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with relatively modern nomenclature, and species-resolution identifications.
 Decapoda - Goniodromitidae
"Palaeodromites crypticus n. sp." = Distefania cryptica
"Palaeodromites crypticus n. sp." = Distefania cryptica Jagt et al. 2007 crab
 Ichnofossils -
Gastrochaenolites orbicularis n. sp. Kelly and Bromley 1984