Montfaucon (Jurassic of Switzerland)

Where: Switzerland (47.3° N, 7.1° E: paleocoordinates 38.3° N, 16.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Liesberg Formation, Middle Oxfordian (161.2 - 155.7 Ma)

• Lower Middle Oxfordian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified, shelly/skeletal wackestone and lithified, concretionary, brown marl

• The Liesberg Beds Member is a grey marl with bands of limestone concretions in its lower part. The upper stratigraphic part is composed principally of limestone. The limestone concretions and the limestones are biomicrite and biolithite (Folk 1962). This facies presents a great variety of fossil taxa, principally represented by encrusted hermatypic corals, crinoids, spines of echinids, bivalves, brachiopods, calcisponges, annelids and foraminifers. (Markus et al. 1995)

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: original silica

Collection methods: hydrochloric

• Repository: Naturhistorischen Museum, Bern

Primary reference: H. Sulser. 1995. Revision des Brachiopoden Ornithella (Delmontanella subgen. n.) delmontana (Oppel) aus dem unteren Malm des nordwestlichen Schweizer Jura. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae 88(3):723-741 [M. Clapham/M. Manojlovic/M. Manojlovic]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 157420: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Marko Manojlovic on 21.06.2014

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Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Zeilleriidae