San Vicente de la Barquera, Santander (Eocene of Spain)

Where: Spain (43.4° N, 4.4° W: paleocoordinates 40.1° N, 7.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Eocene (56.0 - 33.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified grainstone

• ~70 m of whitish massive limestone (grainstone)and 20–30 m in thickness, made up of thick algal packstone beds intercalating thin marly beds

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: J. Aguirre, J. C. Braga, and D. Bassi. 2011. Taxonomic assessment of coralline algal species (Rhodophyta; Corallinales and Sporolithales) described by Pfender, Lemoine, and Miranda from northern Spain type localities. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien (113)267-289 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138288: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 09.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Nummulitacea - Nummulitidae
Nummulitidae indet. Blainville 1827
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
Vermetidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 worm shell
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
 Zoantharia -
Scleractinia indet. Bourne 1900 stony coral
Porifera indet. Grant 1836
 Caulerpales - Halimedaceae
 Dasycladales - Dasycladaceae
Dasycladaceae indet. Kutzing 1843
 Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae
"Lithothamnium cantabricum" = Lithothamnion
"Lithothamnium cantabricum" = Lithothamnion
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
"Hydrolithon lemoinei" = Melobesia lemoinei, "Arthrocardia mengaudii" = Jania mengaudi, Lithophyllum royoi, Lithophyllum quadrangulum, "Lithophyllum mengaudi" = Lithophyllum mengaudi, "Mesophyllum mengaudii" = Lithophyllum mengaudi
"Hydrolithon lemoinei" = Melobesia lemoinei Miranda 1935
"Arthrocardia mengaudii" = Jania mengaudi Lemoine 1934
Lithophyllum royoi Miranda 1935
"Lithophyllum mengaudi" = Lithophyllum mengaudi Lemoine 1934
"Mesophyllum mengaudii" = Lithophyllum mengaudi Lemoine 1934
 Miliolida - Alveolinidae
Alveolinidae indet. Ehrenberg 1839
 Miliolida - Miliolidae
Miliolidae indet. Ehrenberg 1839