Calhau do Corvo, Sintra Massif, Marnes à Toxaster, Level 1 (Cretaceous of Portugal)

Where: Portugal (38.8° N, 9.5° W: paleocoordinates 32.5° N, 1.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Marnes à Toxaster Formation, Hauterivian (132.9 - 129.4 Ma)

• 4 m

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified, gray marl

Collection methods: bulk, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: J. Rey. 1972. Recherches géologiques sur le Crétacé inférieur de l'Estremadura (Portugal). Serviços Geologicos de Portugal 21:1-477 [L. Villier/L. Villier]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 65858: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 26.09.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Loftusiacea - Cyclamminidae
 Nodosariacea - Nodosariidae
Lenticulina sp. Lamarck 1804
 Podocopida - Cytheridae
 Podocopida - Bairdiidae
Bairdia sp. M'Coy 1844 ostracod
 Podocopida -
Schuleridea sp. Swartz and Swain 1946 ostracod
 Platycopida - Cytherellidae
Cytherella sp. Jones 1849 ostracod
 Pectinida - Limidae
Lima sp. Bruguière 1797 file clam
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
 Spatangoida - Toxasteridae
Toxaster retusus Lamarck 1816 heart urchin
 Euechinoidea - Orthopsidae
 Rhynchonellida - Rhynchonellidae
"Terebratula acuta" = Homoeorhynchia acuta Sowerby 1816
"Rhynchonella" sp. Fischer 1809
  - Astraeidae
"Montlivaultia sp." = Montlivaltia
"Montlivaultia sp." = Montlivaltia Lamouroux 1821