Tournai, Hainaut (USNM collection) (Cretaceous of Belgium)

Where: Belgium (50.6° N, 3.4° E: paleocoordinates 39.5° N, 4.6° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bernissart Formation, Early/Lower Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• "Tourtia"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified, ferruginous, glauconitic limestone

• Granular to gravelly, organo-detritic, grey to yellow at outcrop, only slightly glauconitic limestones, with flints and a chalcedony cement, with sandy and glauconitic marl beds. Towards the base the limestones are coarse, conglomeratic, glauconitic and ferruginous: this is the Hautrage Conglomerate Bed (Robaszynski, 1975c) or "Tourtia", as seen in local names such as "Tourtia de Tournai", "Tourtia de Montignies-sur-Roc"; "Tourtia du Pas-de-Calais" in northern France, "Tourtia" or "Sarrazin de Bellignies".

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: G. A. Cooper. 1983. The Terebratulacea (Brachiopoda) Triassic to Recent: a study of the brachidia (loops). Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 50:1-290 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 169627: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 31.05.2015

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Taxonomic list

 Terebratulida - Sellithyrididae
Rectithyris depressa Lamarck 1819
Boubeithyris boubei d'Archiac 1847