Chenier Ravine: Early/Lower Callovian, France

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Crinoidea - Cyrtocrinida - Eudesicrinidae
Dolichocrinus aberrans (de Loriol 1882)
Crinoidea - Cyrtocrinida - Sclerocrinidae
Gammarocrinites compressus (Goldfuss 1831)
Cyrtocrinus nutans (Goldfuss 1829)
and subsp. voultensis
Crinoidea - Cyrtocrinida - Eugeniacrinitidae
Eugeniacrinites dumortieri
Lonchocrinus sp. Jaekel 1908
Crinoidea - Cyrtocrinida - Phyllocrinidae
Phyllocrinus colloti de Loriol 1882
Crinoidea - Isocrinida - Isocrinidae
Balanocrinus dumortieri de Loriol 1887
Demospongiae - Spirosclerophorida - Jereicidae
Moretispongia praegnans (Dumortier 1871)
16 specimens
Demospongiae - Spirosclerophorida - Scleritodermatidae
Verruculina gevreyi
11 specimens
Verruculina multiforis
5 specimens
Demospongiae - Spirosclerophorida - Cnemidiastridae
Cnemidiastrum stellatum (Goldfuss 1826)
8 specimens
Demospongiae - Spirosclerophorida - Azoricidae
Cytoracia cylindrica
6 specimens
Azorica calloviensis
2 specimens
Hexactinellida - Lychniscosa - Pachyteichismatidae
Trochobolus perfectus
1 specimen
Hexactinellida - Lychniscosa - Sporadopylidae
Sporadopyle micropora
7 specimens
synonym of Favispongia
Sporadopyle obliqua (Goldfuss 1826)
6 specimens
Hexactinellida - Innaecoeliida - Craticulariidae
Craticularia dichotomans
26 specimens
Craticularia rhizoconus
1 specimen
Craticularia parallela (Goldfuss 1826)
82 specimens
Hexactinellida - Hexactinosa - Staurodermatidae
Stauroderma inversa
48 specimens
Saynospongia palmicea (Dumortier 1871)
4 specimens
Rhodanospongia robusta Moret 1927
3 specimens
Hexactinellida - Hexactinosa - Cribrospongiidae
Gevreya synthetica Moret 1927
14 specimens
Hexactinellida - Hexactinosa
Porospongia fungiformis
1 specimen
see common names

Country:France State/province:Rhone-Alpes
Coordinates: 44.8° North, 4.8° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:35.2° North, 14.7° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Jurassic Epoch:Middle Jurassic
Stage:Callovian 10 m.y. bin:Jurassic 5
Key time interval:Early/Lower Callovian Ammonoid zone: Gracilis
Age range of interval:165.30000 - 161.50000 m.y. ago
Stratigraphic resolution:group of beds
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: lithified marl
Secondary lithology: lithified "limestone"
Lithology description: marls and marly limestones
Geology comments: upper part of the bathyal zone near the slope-basin transition with a water depth most probably exceeding 200 m
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:field collection,survey of museum collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Database number:114540
Authorizer:W. Kiessling Enterer:U. Merkel
Research group:marine invertebrate
Created:2011-08-16 18:18:57 Last modified:2011-08-16 04:18:57
Access level:authorizer only Released:2012-08-16 18:18:57
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

37113. S. Charbonnier, J. M. C. Vannier, C. Gaillard, J. P. Bourseau, and P. Hantzpergue. 2007. The La Voulte Lagerst├Ątte (Callovian): Evidence for a deep water setting from sponge and crinoid communities. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 250:216-236 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel/O. Alfaro]