Blom quarry, Berg en Terblijt (middle Meerssen Mb) (Cretaceous of Netherlands)

Where: Limburg, Netherlands (50.9° N, 5.8° E: paleocoordinates 43.4° N, 4.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Belemnitella junior ammonoid zone, Meerssen Member (Maastricht Formation), Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• Middle part of Meerssen member

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shoreface; poorly lithified grainstone

• Poorly indurated white yellowish coarse- to very coarse-grained chalks with clearly developed hardgrounds and fossil hash layers

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: original calcite

Collection methods: bulk, surface (float), surface (in situ), sieve,

• Repository: Geo Centrum Brabant

Primary reference: R. H. B. Fraaye and J. S. H. Collins. 1987. A new crab, Prehepatus werneri (Crustacea: Decapoda), from the Maastrichtian of the Netherlands. Journal of Paleontology 61(3):549-551 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 32167: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 08.06.2003, edited by John Alroy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Aethridae
Prehepatus werneri n. sp. Fraaye and Collins 1987 crab
 Phrynophiurida - Trichasteridae
? Trichaster ornatus2 Rasmussen 1950 brittle star
 Ophiurida - Ophiomyxidae
? Ophiomyxa rhipidata2 Kutscher and Jagt 2000 brittle star
? Ophiomyxa jekerica2 Berry 1938 brittle star
 Ophiurida - Ophiolepididae
? Ophiomusium lux2 Jagt 2000 brittle star
 Ophiurida - Ophiodermatidae
? Ophiarachna martinblomi2 Jagt 2000 brittle star
 Ophiurida - Ophiuridae
Felderophiura vanderhami2 Jagt 1991 brittle star
? Ophiocten yvonnae2 Jagt 2000 brittle star
 Ophiurida - Amphiuridae
Deckersamphiura inusitata2 Jagt 2000 brittle star
 Paxillosida - Astropectinidae
Aldebarania sp.4 Blake and Sturgeon 1995 sea star
 Valvatida - Sphaerasteridae
Valettaster ex gr. ocellatus4 Forbes 1848 sea star
 Valvatida - Goniasteridae
Goniasteridae indet.4 Forbes 1841 sea star
3 species of indeterminated goniasterids
Recurvaster antemammillatus4 Jagt 2000 sea star
Metopaster sp.4 Sladen 1893 sea star
Metopaster alexiae4 Jagt 2000 sea star
 Cidaroida -
? Goniocidaris sp.3 Desor, in Agassiz & Desor 1846 pencil urchin
 Cidaroida - Psychocidaridae
Tylocidaris hardouini3 pencil urchin
 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
Temnocidaris sp.3 Cotteau 1863 pencil urchin
Temnocidaris gigas3 pencil urchin
 Stomopneustoida - Stomechinidae
 Arbacioida - Arbaciidae
Goniopygus sp.3 Agassiz 1838 sea urchin
Codiopsis disculus3 sea urchin
 Diadematoida - Diadematidae
 Holectypoida - Holectypidae
Coenholectypus macrostomus3 Engel 1964 sea urchin
 Holectypoida -
 Holasteroida - Holasteridae
Hemipneustes striatoradiatus3 Leske 1778 sea urchin
 Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae
Hemiaster prunella3 Lamarck 1816 heart urchin
 Cassiduloida -
Procassidulus lapiscancri3 Leske 1778 sea urchin
 Cassiduloida - Cassidulidae
 Irregularia - Nucleolitidae
Plagiochasma lammersmaxi3 Jagt and Ham 2000 sea urchin
 Calycina - Phymosomatidae
Winkleria maastrichtensis3 Engel 1964 sea urchin
 Salenioida - Saleniidae
"Salenia maestrichtensis" = Salenidia maestrichtensis3, Salenia sp.3
"Salenia maestrichtensis" = Salenidia maestrichtensis3 Schluter 1892 sea urchin
Salenia sp.3 Gray 1835 sea urchin
 Euechinoidea - Orthopsidae
Orthopsis miliaris3 d'Archiac 1835 sea urchin
 Comatulida -
Semiometra saskiae1 Jagt 1999 Feather star
 Isocrinida -