Öresund bridge (Paleocene of Sweden)

Where: Skane, Sweden (55.6° N, 12.8° E: paleocoordinates 48.9° N, 10.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Stevns Klint Formation, Danian (66.0 - 61.6 Ma)

• Middle Danian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: basin reef; reef rocks

• deep-water coral reef complex, reefs are 6–20 m high and 20–200 m long, reefs were formed on a first order palaeo-seafloor high
• coral limestone; intercalations of bryozoan wackestone-floatstone, mixed scleractinian coral, octocoral and bryozoan rudstone, and few intercalations of argillaceous wackestone-packstone beds are associated with the coral reefs

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: core, peel or thin section,

Primary reference: M. Bjerager, F. Surlyk, H. Lykke-Andersen, N. Thibault, and L. Stemmerik. 2010. Danian cool-water coral reefs in southern Scandinavia localised over seafloor highs. Marine and Petroleum Geology 27:455-466 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 123003: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 09.01.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Porifera indet. Grant 1836
 Gorgonacea -
Moltkia isis gorgonian
Moltkia lyelli gorgonian
subsp. faxensis
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Dendrophyllia candelabrum Henning 1899 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Parasmilia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
 Cardiida - Glossidae
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
 Decapoda -
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin