Kahta, Cortinek, upper Upper Maastrichtian, Turkey (Cretaceous of Turkey)

Where: Turkey (37.8° N, 38.6° E: paleocoordinates 21.6° N, 33.3° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• upper Upper Maastrichtian

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; lithified, coarse-grained limestone

• Hard limestone without stratification

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: E. Meric and A. DeVries. 1966. Note sur les affleurements maestrichtiens de la region de Kahta (Turquie). Travaux de l'Institut de Geologie et d'Hanthropologie Prehistorique de la Faculte des Sciences de Poitiers 7:3-13 [L. Villier/L. Villier/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 34586: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 11.09.2003

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Taxonomic list

Rotaliina
 Rotaliacea - Calcarinidae
 Orbitoidacea - Orbitoididae
 Textulariina - Loftusiidae
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus sp. Linnaeus 1758 scallop
Neithea sp. Drouet 1825 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Pycnodonte vesicularis Lamarck 1806 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Alectryonia aff. diluviana Stoliczka 1871 oyster
 Hippuritida - Hippuritidae
Hippurites cornucopiae Defrance 1821 rudist
 Hippuritida - Radiolitidae
Echinoidea
 Arbacioida - Arbaciidae
Noetlingaster sp. n. sp. sea urchin
 Irregularia - Clypeolampadidae
 Echinoneoida - Conulidae
Conulus douvillei Cotteau and Gauthier 1895 sea urchin