Kunino, bed 6 (Cretaceous of Bulgaria)

Where: Bulgaria (43.2° N, 24.0° E: paleocoordinates 30.2° N, 21.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Endocostea typica inoceramid zone, Kunino Formation, Early/Lower Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• A single specimen was collected along with a few ammonites of Pachydiscus neubergicus (von Hauer) and Pseudokossmaticeras galicianum (Favre), as well as with several inoceramid species of the genera Endocostea and Cataceramus that are diagnostic for the lower Maastrichtian Endocostea typica inoceramid Zone.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; siliciclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Repository: Museum of Palaeontology and Historical Geology at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

Primary reference: D. Dochev and L. Metodiev. 2016. New record of Diplomoceras cylindraceum (Defrance, 1816) from the Maastrichtian of the Western Fore-Balkan (Bulgaria). Geologica Balcanica 45:33-45 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188088: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 23.08.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
Cataceramus sp. Cox 1969 clam
"Endocostea sp." = Inoceramus (Endocostea) Whitfield 1877 clam
 Ammonitida - Kossmaticeratidae
Pseudokossmaticeras galicianum Favre 1869 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Pachydiscidae
Pachydiscus neubergicus Hauer 1858 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Diplomoceratidae
Diplomoceras cylindraceum Defrance 1816 ammonite