1682-6, Leval Trahegnies quarry, Dijkstra's collection, Belgium (Paleocene to of Belgium)

Also known as Leval-Trahegnies quarry

Where: Leval-Trahegnies, Belgium (50.4° N, 4.2° E: paleocoordinates 46.2° N, 1.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Tienen Formation, Paleocene to Paleocene (66.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• In Belgium the Tertiary of the Leval-Trahegnies quarry exposes the upper 'continental' Landenian which is placed in the Tienen Formation and is within the currently debated Palaeocene/Eocene interval. This collection is from the same locality as 1682-1 (PBDB 34456).

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Size class: microfossils

Preservation: original sporopollenin

Collection methods: There are just under 50 specimens. These fossils were originally described by Dijkstra. There was some supplemental collecting done by Batten and Collinson. The authors do not note which specimens were in the original collection, and which are new.

Primary reference: D. J. Batten and M. E. Collinson. 2001. Revision of species of Minerisporites, Azolla and associated plant microfossils from deposits of the Upper Palaeocene and Palaeocene/Eocene transition in the Netherlands, Belgium and the USA. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 115:1-32 [R. Lupia/B. Wilborn/B. Wilborn]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34699: authorized by Rick Lupia, entered by Brooke Wilborn on 16.09.2003

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