Nordre Laksebugt Locality 42-893 (Pleistocene of Greenland)

Also known as GCI 74-893

Where: Greenland (69.7° N, 54.9° W: paleocoordinates 69.7° N, 54.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• 10m high, divided into three units

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified, gray, red, silty, sandy sandstone

• The sequence can be divided into three units: Unit 1 is a basal diamicton that is missing to the southwest. Unit 2 is an 8m thick unit consisting of basal shell-rich sand grading upwards into red and grey silt and clay with scattered shells. The silt layers are interbedded with thin diamctons presumably deposited by debris flows. Unit 3 consists of 2m Holocene beach gravel.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: O. Bennike, K.B. Hansen, K.L. Knudsen, D.N. Penney, and K.L. Rasmussen. 1994. Quaternary marine stratigraphy and geochronology in central West Greenland. Boreas 23:194-215 [A. Miller/K. Bulinski]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 75200: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Kate Bulinski on 26.09.2007

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Taxonomic list

 Camarodonta - Strongylocentrotidae
Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis Müller 1776 sea urchin
 Patellida - Lottiidae
"Acmaea rubella" = Erginus rubellus
"Acmaea rubella" = Erginus rubellus Fabricius 1780 limpet
 Lepetellida - Fissurellidae
Puncturella noachina Linnaeus 1771 puncturella
 Trochoidea - Turbinidae
Moelleria costulata Möller 1842 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Trophon truncatus Ström 1768 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Admete viridula Fabricius 1780 admete
 Sorbeoconcha - Capulidae
Trichotropis borealis Broderip and Sowerby 1829 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Rissoidae
Boreocingula castanea Möller 1842 snail
Alvania scrobiculata Möller 1842 snail
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astarte montagui Dillwyn 1817 clam
 Pandorida - Pandoridae
"Pandora glacialis" = Pandora (Pandora) glacialis
"Pandora glacialis" = Pandora (Pandora) glacialis Leach 1819 clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Macoma calcarea" = Macoma (Macoma) calcarea Gmelin 1792 tellin clam
Macoma loveni Johnstrup 1882 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Serripes groenlandicus" = Serripes (Serripes) groenlandicus, "Cerastoderma elegantulum" = Goethemia elegantulum
"Serripes groenlandicus" = Serripes (Serripes) groenlandicus Mohr 1786 cockle
"Cerastoderma elegantulum" = Goethemia elegantulum Möller 1842 cockle
 Pholadida - Myidae
"Mya truncata" = Mya (Mya) truncata
"Mya truncata" = Mya (Mya) truncata Linnaeus 1758 softshell clam
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
Hiatella arctica Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Mytilida - Crenellidae
Musculus sp. Roding 1798 mussel
 Pectinida - Propeamussiidae
"Arctinula greenlandica" = Similipecten greenlandicus
"Arctinula greenlandica" = Similipecten greenlandicus Sowerby 1842 mud scallop
misspelled in text "Actinula"
 Nuculanida - Sareptidae
Portlandia arctica Gray 1824 clam
 Nuculanida - Nuculanidae
Nuculana minuta Müller 1776 pointed nut clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
"Nuculoma belloti" = Ennucula tenuis
"Nuculoma belloti" = Ennucula tenuis Montagu 1808 nut clam
misspelled in text as "Nucoloma"
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
 Cyclostomata - Oncousoeciidae
 Cheilostomata - Cribrilinidae
 Cheilostomata - Bryocryptellidae
 Cheilostomata - Romancheinidae
 Cheilostomata - Calloporidae
 Cheilostomata - Microporidae
 Cheilostomata - Schizoporellidae
 Cheilostomata - Celleporidae
 Cheilostomata - Smittinidae
 Cheilostomata - Stomachetosellidae
 Cheilostomata - Myriozoidae
 Cheilostomata - Hincksiporidae
 Cheilostomata - Electridae
 Rhynchonellida - Hemithirididae
 Balanomorpha - Balanidae