Klintebjerg (Paleocene of Denmark)

Where: Denmark (55.5° N, 10.5° E: paleocoordinates 49.7° N, 7.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lellinge Greensand Limestone Formation, Selandian (61.6 - 59.2 Ma)

• Isolated boulders of the Lellinge Greensand Limestone, Middle Paleocene (Lower Selandian)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: transition zone or lower shoreface; lithified, fine-grained, glauconitic, shelly/skeletal, conglomeratic, calcareous sandstone

• The assemblage would indicate a moderate energy environment within the upper part of the sublittoral zone.
• Fine-grained sand with a dense conglomerate of comminuted shelly fragments, some of which are glauconitized, cemented by calcite.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Collection derived from specimens reposited in the Geological Museum, Copenhagen

Primary reference: J. S. H. Collins and S. L. Jakobsen. 1995. A new crab, Rogeus robustus, from the Middle Paleocene of Denmark. Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum 22:61-65 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/L. Baltzly]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 51500: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 06.06.2005, edited by Lerin Baltzly

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Exhaustive for Mollusca. Decapod nomenclature should be of high quality, molluscan nomenclature appears to be somewhat outdated and will need vetting.
unclassified
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Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Nephropidae
Oncopareia klintebjergensis Jakobsen and Collins 1979 clawed lobster
 Decapoda - Raninidae
Rogueus robustus Collins and Jakobsen 1995 crab
 Decapoda - Camarocarcinidae
Camarocarcinus obtusus Jakobsen and Collins 1979 crab
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Glycymeris sp. Da Costa 1778 clam
 Arcida - Noetiidae
 Arcida - Cucullaeidae
 Pectinida - Propeamussiidae
 Pectinida - Limidae
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Ostreida - Pinnidae
Pinna sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Mytilus sp. Linnaeus 1758 mussel
Lithophaga sp. Röding 1798 mussel
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
Teredinidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 clam
 Poromyida - Verticordiidae
Verticordia sp. Sowerby 1844 clam
 Poromyida - Cuspidariidae
Cuspidaria sp. Dall 1886 clam
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
"Pholadomya margaritacea" = Pholadomya (Bucardiomya) margaritacea
"Pholadomya margaritacea" = Pholadomya (Bucardiomya) margaritacea Sowerby 1821 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
"Leda ovoides" = Nuculana
"Leda ovoides" = Nuculana pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Listed as "Gastropoda indet., 3 spp."
 Cephalaspidea - Cylichnidae
 Cephalaspidea -
 Cephalaspidea - Haminoeidae
"Bulla (? Haminea) sp." = Haminoea
"Bulla (? Haminea) sp." = Haminoea Turton and Kingston 1830 snail
 Cephalaspida -
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
Busycon sp. Röding 1798 whelk
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Cancellariidae indet. Gray 1853 snail
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
 Neogastropoda - Ptychatractidae
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
"Surcula hauniensis" = Turricula, "Surcula torelli" = Turricula, "Surcula (Cochlespira) boeggildi" = Turricula
"Surcula hauniensis" = Turricula turrid
"Surcula torelli" = Turricula turrid
"Surcula (Cochlespira) boeggildi" = Turricula turrid
 Neogastropoda - Borsoniidae
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
 Littorinoidea - Littorinidae
Lacuna sp. Turton 1827 periwinkle
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
"Natica (Lunatia) detracta" = Lunatia, "Natica (Lunatia) detritta" = Lunatia
"Natica (Lunatia) detracta" = Lunatia moon snail
"Natica (Lunatia) detritta" = Lunatia moon snail
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
"Charonia (Sassia) sp." = Sassia
"Charonia (Sassia) sp." = Sassia Bellardi 1872 triton shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
"Cassidaria elongata" = Galeodea
"Cassidaria elongata" = Galeodea snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella (Haustator) nana" = Haustator
"Turritella (Haustator) nana" = Haustator turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Metacerithiidae
Metacerithium sp. Cossmann 1906 snail
 Heterostropha - Acteonidae
 Heterostropha - Ringiculidae
 Pyramidelloidea - Pyramidellidae
Odostomia sp. Fleming 1817 snail
 Vetigastropoda - Discohelicidae
Discohelix sp. Dunker 1847 snail
 Seguenzioidea - Eucycloscalidae
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium rugiferum von Koenen 1885 tusk shell
 Gadilida - Gadilidae
Cephalopoda
 Nautilida - Nautilidae
Eutrephoceras sp. Hyatt 1894 nautiloid
Echinoidea
  -
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
Listed as "Echinoidea indet., 2 gen"
Crinoidea
 Isocrinida - Isselicrinidae
 Isocrinida -
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
"? Trochocyathus calcitrapa" = Caryophyllia calcitrapa
"? Trochocyathus calcitrapa" = Caryophyllia calcitrapa v. Koenen 1885 stony coral