Lafarge Cement Quarry, Úpohlavy (Cretaceous of Czech Republic)

Where: Czech Republic (50.5° N, 14.1° E: paleocoordinates 40.5° N, 13.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Teplice Formation, Late/Upper Turonian (93.5 - 89.3 Ma)

• Ophiuroid material was collected from beds referred to as the “Hundorfer Kalkstein” (= Hundorf limestone), for which a perplexus/lamarcki/stuemckei/inaequivalvis inoceramid assemblage has been documented, and the overlying “Rhynchonellenschichten” (= Rhynchonella beds), with a labiatoidiformis/striatoconcentricus inoceramid assemblage

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified wackestone and lithified marl

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: R. Storc and J. Zitt. 2008. Late Turonian ophiuroids (Echinodermata) from the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin, Czech Republic. Bulletin of Geosciences 83(2):123-140 [L. Villier/L. Villier]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 99235: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 03.11.2010, edited by Uta Merkel and Mihaela Krause

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Spatangoida - Micrasteridae
Micraster leskei1 d'Orbigny 1855 heart urchin
 Ophiurida - Ophiosphalmidae
Ophiomusium sp. Lyman 1869 brittle star
1 lateral arm plates
 Ophiurida - Ophiopyrgidae
? Stegophiura nekvasilovae n. sp. Storc and Zitt 2008 brittle star
91 lateral arm plates, and probably also two vertebrae
 Ophiurida - Ophiuridae
"? Ophiolepis cf. pulchra" = Ophioglypha pulchra, "Ophiotitanos serrata" = Ophiura serrata
"? Ophiolepis cf. pulchra" = Ophioglypha pulchra Valette 1914 brittle star
48 lateral arm plates
"Ophiotitanos serrata" = Ophiura serrata Roemer 1841 brittle star
150 lateral arm plates, 2 vertebrae and probably some dorsal and ventral arm plates and radial shields
 Amphilepidida - Amphiuridae
? Amphiura plana Kutscher and Jagt 2000 brittle star
17 lateral arm plates
 Ophiacanthida - Ophiacanthidae
? Ophiacantha aff. striata Kutscher and Jagt 2000 brittle star
3 lateral arm plates
 Ophiacanthida - Ophiobyrsidae
? Ophiosmilax alternatus Kutscher and Jagt 2000 brittle star
6 lateral arm plates, 58 vertebr
 Ophiacanthida - Ophiomyxidae
? Ophiomyxa cf. curvata Kutscher and Jagt 2000 brittle star
14 lateral arm plates, 10 vertebrae
 Ophiacanthida - Ophiodermatidae
? Ophioderma substriatum Rasmussen 1950 brittle star
44 lateral arm plates and probably 4 vertebrae
 Ophiacanthida - Ophiocomidae
? Ophiocoma senonensis Valette 1914 brittle star
4 lateral arm plates
 Comatulida - Bourgueticrinidae
Bourgueticrinus sp.1 Orbigny 1840 Feather star
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus sp.1 Linnaeus 1758 scallop
 Ammonitida - Pachydiscidae
Lewesiceras sp.1 Spath 1939 ammonite
 Nautilida - Nautilidae
Eutrephoceras sp.1 Hyatt 1894 nautiloid
 Sabellida - Sabellidae
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
 Serpulimorpha -
 Rhynchonellida - Cyclothyrididae
 Gorgonacea -
? Moltkia sp.1 gorgonian
 Hydroida -
 Lychniscosa - Dactylocalycidae
Pyrospongia vrbaei1 glass sponge
 Lychniscosa - Ventriculitidae
Sporadoscinia alcyonoides1 Mantell 1822 glass sponge
 Cyclostomata - Eleidae
Meliceritites upohlavyensis n. sp.2 Taylor and Zagorsek 2011
Elea subhexagona2 Taylor 1994