Faxe quarry (GMC collection) (Paleocene of Denmark)

Where: Denmark (55.2° N, 12.1° E: paleocoordinates 48.5° N, 9.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Danian (66.0 - 61.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified limestone

• Bernecker & Weidlich (1990) presented evidences for the coral mounds being aphotic and azooxanthellate, and they estimated the water depth to have been somewhere between 100 m and 300 m.
• Unconsolidated corallian lime-stone.This type of corallian limestone is informally named ‘nose-limestone’.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite, replaced with calcite

Collected by Alice Rasmussen in 1994

• Repository at the Geological Museum of Copenhagen.

Primary reference: K. I. Schnetler and P. Lozouet. 2012. A new genus and species of the Mesozoic superfamily Porcellioidea (Mollusca: Vetigastropoda) from the Danian (early Paleocene) of Faxe, Denmark. Cainozoic Research 9(1):3-7 [M. Clapham/V. Maciel/V. Maciel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184348: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Vanessa Maciel on 21.02.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Murchisoniina - Porcelliidae
Faxetrochus problematicus n. sp. Schnetler and Lozouet 2012 snail