A/S Carl Nielsen's sand pit, Neomiodon Bed (Cretaceous of Denmark)

Also known as C N pit, Robbedale

Where: Bornholm, Denmark (55.1° N, 14.8° E: paleocoordinates 47.2° N, 21.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Tornhøj Member (Jydegaard Formation), Late/Upper Berriasian (145.0 - 140.2 Ma)

• "Ryazanian" age; "the Neomiodon Bed"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal; lithified, ferruginous, sideritic claystone

• "deeper parts of a shallow marginal lagoon behind a sand barrier"
• "indurated by limonite as a sideritic clay-iron stone"; a claystone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float), surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: J. Rees. 2000. An Early Cretaceous scincomorph lizard dentary from Bornholm, Denmark. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark 48:105-109 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 68332: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 16.01.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Dicondylia -
Coleoptera indet.2 Linnaeus 1758 beetle
"coleopterid elytron"
Bivalvia
 Cardiida - Neomiodontidae
 Unionida - Unionidae
Unionidae indet.2 Rafinesque 1820 freshwater mussel
Actinopteri
 Pholidophoriformes - Pholidophoridae
"Pleuropholis serratus" = Pleuropholis serrata1
"Pleuropholis serratus" = Pleuropholis serrata1 Egerton 1858
MGUH 27216/DK 336
unclassified
  -
Plantae indet.2 Haeckel 1866
"leaves and twigs"
Cycadeoideopsida
 Bennettitales -
cf. Otozamites sp.1 Braun 1843
unclassified
  -
? Equisetophyta indet.1 Scott 1900
"horsetails"
? Cycadophyta indet.1 Bessey 1907
"Polypodiophyta indet." = Pteridophyta2 Haeckel 1875
"seed ferns"
Gymnospermophyta
 Gymnospermophyta -
Gymnospermophyta indet.1 Cleal 1994
"gymnosperms"