Versailles ménagerie (Eocene of France)

Where: France (48.8° N, 2.1° E: paleocoordinates 44.3° N, 0.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

• Perhaps lowermost Eocene, given description of lithology as "sands"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Duchastel, Deshayes

• Repository: collection of M. Duchastel and personal collection of Deshayes (current location unknown)

Primary reference: G. P. Deshayes. 1824. Description des Coquilles Fossiles des Environs de Paris, Tome Second: Mollusques 1-80 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184832: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 25.03.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Opisthobranchia - Bullidae
Bulla minuta n. sp.
Bulla minuta n. sp. Deshayes 1824 snail
 Heterostropha - Ringiculidae
Auricula miliaris n. sp. Deshayes 1824 snail
Auricula miliola Lamarck 1804 snail