Navarra Casas de Oraien (Paleocene of Spain)

Where: Santander, Spain (42.9° N, 1.8° W: paleocoordinates 37.3° N, 2.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Cabo de Lata Formation, Thanetian (59.2 - 56.0 Ma)

• Strongly affected by strike slip faulting

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, calcareous sandstone

• medium bedded gritty calcareous sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: cast

Reposited in the BMNH

• Echinodids only, collected from Casas de Oraien of the Navarra collection

Primary reference: A. B. Smith, J. Gallemí, C. H. Jeffery, G. Ernst, and P. D. Ward. 1999. Late Cretaceous-early Tertiary echinoids from northern Spain: implications for the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, London (Geology) 55(2):81-137 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 157015: authorized by Melanie Hopkins, entered by Shaun Mahmood on 04.06.2014

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Taxonomic list

 Holasteroida - Holasteridae
Echinocorys scutata Leske 1778 sea urchin
 Spatangoida - Micrasteridae
Micraster tercensis heart urchin
 Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae
Hemiaster stella Morton 1830 heart urchin
 Holectypoida -
"Adelopneustes ernsri n. sp." = Galerites
"Adelopneustes ernsri n. sp." = Galerites sea urchin