Wommelghem (Miocene of Belgium)

Where: Belgium (51.2° N, 4.5° E: paleocoordinates 51.4° N, 3.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Deurne Sand Member (Diest Formation), Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• Diestien-Sables de Deurne

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified, glauconitic sandstone

• Poorly lithified based on specimen preservation and on outcrop description/illustrations in Bosselaers et al. (2004).

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: G. A. Cooper. 1959. Genera of Tertiary and Recent rhynchonelloid brachiopods. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 130(5):1-90 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 187473: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 30.07.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Rhynchonellida - Cryptoporidae
Cryptopora nysti Davidson 1874