Aubange, Fleche (Jurassic of Belgium)

Where: Belgium (49.6° N, 5.8° E: paleocoordinates 38.4° N, 15.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: bifrons zone, Toarcian (182.7 - 174.1 Ma)

• condensed layer comprising the top for the Hildoceras bifrons zone (Zugodactylites braunaianum subzone) and the Haugia variabilis zone.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; phosphatic, brown, conglomeratic marl

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Repository: Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique (IRSNB) - further material in the private collection of D. Delsate (OTT)

Primary reference: D. Delsate and P. Godefroit. 1995. Chondrichtyens du Toarcien inferieur d'Aubange (Lorraine belge). Belgian Geological Survey, Professional Paper, Elasmobranches et Stratigraphie 278(1994):23-43 [M. Clapham/P. Vazquez]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 141632: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Priscilla Vazquez on 30.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodus sp. Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
Hybodus delabechei Charlesworth 1839 elasmobranch
 Hexanchiformes - Pseudonotidanidae
Welcommia terencei n. sp. Delsate and Godefroit 1995 shark
IRSNB P6326-7, P6329-32
 Synechodontiformes - Paleospinacidae
"Synechodus enniskilleni" = Palidiplospinax enniskilleni, "Synechodus occultidens" = Palidiplospinax occultidens
"Synechodus enniskilleni" = Palidiplospinax enniskilleni Duffin and Ward 1993 elasmobranch
"Synechodus occultidens" = Palidiplospinax occultidens Duffin and Ward 1993 elasmobranch
IRSNB P6323-5, OTT-30
 Synechodontiformes -
"Hybodus minor" = Rhomphaiodon minor
"Hybodus minor" = Rhomphaiodon minor Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch