Japaratuba 14, Sergipe (Cretaceous of Brazil)

Where: Brazil (10.6° S, 37.0° W: paleocoordinates 17.2° S, 11.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Metoicoceras geslinianum ammonoid zone, Sapucari Member (Cotinguiba Formation), Late/Upper Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• Cenomanian 4

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified, shelly/skeletal, brown limestone

• Coquinoid, hard, light brown Laranjeiras limestones with abundant bivalves, gastropods and echinoids

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast

Collected by P. Bengtson, S. Bengtson in 1971-1972

Primary reference: J. Seeling and P. Bengtson. 1999. Cenomanian oysters from the Sergipe Basin, Brazil. Creatceaous Research 20:747-765 [M. Aberhan/T. Schossleitner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140980: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 20.03.2013, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Neithea (Neithea) hispanica1 Orbigny 1850 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
 Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae
Mecaster batnensis2 Coquand 1862 heart urchin
 Euechinoidea - Pseudodiadematidae
Tetragramma deshayesi2 Cotteau 1864 sea urchin