Asteroidea, Middle Ilerdien, Montlaur, Aude (Eocene of France)

Where: France (43.1° N, 2.6° E: paleocoordinates 38.6° N, 0.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Marnes de Foncouverte Formation, Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; poorly lithified, gray, sandy marl

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: replaced with calcite, replaced with pyrite

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: G. Breton and D. Vizcaïno. 1997. Astérides (Echinodermata) de l'Ilerdien moyen (Yprésien) des Corbières (Aude, France) : systématique, relations paléobiogéographiques et évolutives. Bulletin de la Société d'Etudes Scientifiques de l'Aude 97:11-28 [L. Villier/L. Villier/L. Villier]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 59788: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 12.04.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Ostrea (Exogyra) eversa" = Exogyra, "Ostrea (Exogyra) boussaci n. sp." = Exogyra
"Ostrea (Exogyra) eversa" = Exogyra oyster
"Ostrea (Exogyra) boussaci n. sp." = Exogyra oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
 Ostreida - Malleidae
Vulsella corbarica n. sp. oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
"Lithodomus deshayesi" = Lithophaga
"Lithodomus deshayesi" = Lithophaga mussel
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Cardita (Venericardia) subminuta" = Venericardia
"Cardita (Venericardia) subminuta" = Venericardia clam
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
Teredo parvula n. sp. clam
Teredo annulata n. sp. clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium (Trachycardium) porulosum" = Cardium (Orthocardium) porulosum
"Cardium (Trachycardium) porulosum" = Cardium (Orthocardium) porulosum Solander 1766 cockle
Asteroidea
 Paxillosida - Astropectinidae
Tethyaster sp. Sladen 1889 sea star
 Valvatida - Pycinasteridae
Pycinaster corbaricus n. sp. Breton and Vizcaïno 1997 sea star
 Valvatida - Goniasteridae
Crateraster lamberti Valette 1925 sea star
Recurvaster migrans n. sp. Breton and Vizcaïno 1997 sea star
Metopaster sp. Sladen 1893 sea star
Calliderma atagensis Valette 1925 sea star
Echinoidea
 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
Cidaris subularis pencil urchin
Cidaris striatogranosa pencil urchin
 Cidaroida - Rhabdocidaridae
Rhabdocidaris pouechi pencil urchin
Rhabdocidaris mespilum pencil urchin
 Arbacioida - Arbaciidae
Baueria rousseli sea urchin
 Spatangoida - Schizasteridae
Linthia gillioti heart urchin
Linthia savini heart urchin
 Echinolampadoida - Echinolampadidae
 Cassiduloida -
 Clypeasteroida - Clypeasteridae
 Echinoneoida - Echinoneidae
 Salenioida - Saleniidae
Salenidia savini sea urchin
Crinoidea
 Bourgueticrinida -