Posthofbrug, Antwerpen Sands (Miocene to of Belgium)

Where: Belgium (51.2° N, 4.4° E: paleocoordinates 51.4° N, 2.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Antwerpen Sands Member (Berchem Formation), Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 13.8 Ma)

• latest Burdigalian to Langhian (16.5 to 15.1 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; black, gray, argillaceous sandstone

• shallowing upward

•neritic, energetic, shallowed upwards

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original calcite, original phosphate

Primary reference: S. Louwye, R. Marquet, M. Bosselaers and O. Lambert. 2010. Stratigraphy of an early-middle Miocene sequence near Antwerp in Northern Belgium (Southern North Sea Basin). Geologica Belgica 13(3):269-284 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 114830: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 25.08.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Faunal list is only from Unit 2.
unclassified
  -
Malacostraca
 Decapoda -
Brachyura indet. Latreille 1802 crab
crab claw, crab carapace
Maxillopoda
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Megabalanus tintinnabulum Linnaeus 1758 barnacle
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
 Arcida - Limopsidae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Patinopecten brummeli Nyst 1864 scallop
Pseudamussium lilli Pusch 1837 scallop
Mimachlamys angelonii de Stefani and Pantanelli 1880 scallop
 Ostreida - Pteriidae
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
 Carditida - Astartidae
"Astarte radiata" = Astarte (Astarte) radiata Nyst and Westendorp 1839 clam
"Goodallia laevigata" = Astarte (Goodallia) clam
Goodallia angulata Lehmann 1885 clam
Goodallia waeli Glibert 1945 clam
subspecies waeli
 Carditida - Carditidae
Glans (Cardita) ronchetti clam
listed as Glans (C.) ronchetti
Cyclocardia sp. Conrad 1867 clam
 Carditida - Condylocardiidae
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Corbula (Varicorbula) gibba Oliva 1792 clam
subspecies gibba
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
Arctica islandica Linnaeus 1767 clam
subspecies islandica
 Cardiida - Glossidae
Glossus lunulatus clam
subspecies lunulatus
 Cardiida - Mactridae
Spisula aff. subtruncata da Costa 1778 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Venus (Ventricoloidea) multilamella Lamarck 1818 venus clam
subspecies multilamella
"Gouldia minima" = Gouldia (Gouldia) minima Montagu 1803 venus clam
 Cardiida - Semelidae
Abra antwerpiensis Glibert 1945 abra
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Laevicardium (Habecardium) subturgidum cockle
listed as Laevicardium (H.) subturgidum
 Cardiida - Galeommatidae
Spaniorinus cimbricus Kautsky 1925 clam
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
Cyrtodaria angusta Nyst and Westendorp 1839 clam
Hiatella (Hiatella) arctica Linnaeus 1767 clam
Panopea (Panopea) kazakovae Glibert and Van de Poel 1966 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Lucinoma borealis" = Lucinoma (Lucinoma) borealis
"Lucinoma borealis" = Lucinoma (Lucinoma) borealis Linnaeus 1767 clam
subspecies praecedens
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nuculoma haesendoncki nut clam
subspecies haesendoncki
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda -
"Baryspira obsoleta" = Amalda obsoleta
"Baryspira obsoleta" = Amalda obsoleta Brocchi 1814 snail
 Neogastropoda - Mitridae
Mitridae indet. Swainson 1831 mitre shell
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
Turridae indet. Swainson 1840 turrid
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
Aporrhais dingdenensis Marquet et al. 2002 snail
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
Ficus condita Brongniart 1823 fig shell
subspecies condita
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Naticidae indet. Guilding 1834 moon snail
Sinum deshayesi moon snail
 Xenophoroidea - Xenophoridae
Xenophora deshayesi Michelotti 1847 carrier shell
subspecies deshayesi
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Semicassis bicoronata snail
subspecies bicoronata
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella eryna" = Haustator eryna
"Turritella eryna" = Haustator eryna d'Orbigny 1852 turret shell
 Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae
Diodora subcostaria d'Orbigny 1852 snail
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium sp. Linnaeus 1758 tusk shell
 Gadilida - Gadilidae
Gadila beniosti tusk shell
subspecies houthaelensis
Polyplacophora
 Neoloricata - Hanleyidae
Gymnolaemata
 Cheilostomata - Cupuladriidae
Reptilia
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Cheloniidae indet. Bonaparte 1832 sea turtle
Mammalia
 Carnivora -
Pinnipedia indet. Illiger 1811 pinniped
 Carnivora - Phocidae
Phocidae indet. Gray 1821 seal
Prophoca rousseaui Van Beneden 1876 seal
 Cetacea - Pelocetidae
Pelocetidae indet. Steeman 2007 whale
 Cetacea -
Odontoceti indet. Flower 1867 toothed whale
 Cetacea - Squalodontidae
Squalodon sp. Grateloup 1840 toothed whale
 Cetacea -
Physeteroidea indet. Gray 1868 toothed whale
 Cetacea - Kentriodontidae
Kentriodontidae indet. Slijper 1936 toothed whale
aff. Delphinodon sp. Leidy 1869 toothed whale
aff. Kentriodon sp. Kellogg 1927 toothed whale
 Cetacea - Eurhinodelphinidae
Xiphiacetus bossi Kellogg 1925 toothed whale
Echinoidea
 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
"Cidaris" belgica pencil urchin
listed as "Cidaris belgica"
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
"Eupsammia praelonga" = Balanophyllia praelonga
"Eupsammia praelonga" = Balanophyllia praelonga Michelotti 1838 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Astrea belgica stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Ceratocyathus granulatus Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Flabellum cf. tuberculatum Keferstein 1859 stony coral