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

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Taxonomic list

 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
 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
 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
 Bourgueticrinida -