Chlamys bed (scree), Kap Brewster (Miocene to of Greenland)

Where: Greenland (70.2° N, 22.1° W: paleocoordinates 69.4° N, 17.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Kap Brewster Group, Early/Lower Miocene to Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the "Cyrena beds" of the Kap Brewster serues, which overlies the Kap Dalton series (Paleogene) AGE: Neogene, on the basis of crude biostratigraphy; reassigned on the basis of known age ranges from more recent literature; reassigned to Early-Middle Miocene. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From Chlamys bed c.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified, conglomeratic sandstone

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow marine siliciclastic.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Sandstone with interbedded agglomerate. LITHIFICATION: Lithified on the basis of figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (float),

• COLLECTORS: Multiple collectors from the 1951 Danish Expedition to East Greenland, including L. Koch, D. Mackney, and F. Sherrell (University of Bristol). REPOSITORY: MMC?

Primary reference: M. Y. Hassan. 1953. Tertiary faunas from Kap Brewstwer, East Greenland. Meddeleser om Grønland 111(5):1-42 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 88286: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 06.04.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for bivalves, gastropods, and brachiopods. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with antiquated nomenclature, but species-resolution identifications.
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Chlamys (Plagioctenium) cf. diprosopa, "Chlamys (Pseudamussium) cf. cornea" = Lentipecten corneus, "Chlamys (Placopecten) princeps" = Placopecten
Chlamys (Plagioctenium) cf. diprosopa Fontannes 1878 calico scallop
"Chlamys (Pseudamussium) cf. cornea" = Lentipecten corneus Sowerby 1818 scallop
"Chlamys (Placopecten) princeps" = Placopecten scallop
SUBSPECIES: Chlamys (Placopecten) princeps priori
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Mytilus brewsterensis Hassan 1953 mussel
Gastropoda
 Patellogastropoda - Lottiidae
Acmaea sp. Eschscholtz 1830 limpet
SUBSPECIES: Acmaea actina elevata
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
"Terebratula cf. grandis" = Pliothyrina grandis
"Terebratula cf. grandis" = Pliothyrina grandis Blumenbach 1803
 Terebratulida - Cancellothyrididae
Terebratulina sp. d'Orbigny 1847
Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Miliolidae
Miliola sp. Lamarck 1804