Schinznach 8 (Jurassic of Switzerland)

Where: Switzerland (47.4° N, 8.2° E: paleocoordinates 36.9° N, 17.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Opalinuston Formation, Opalinum (175.6 - 171.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, original calcite

Collection methods: mechanical

Primary reference: W. Etter. 1990. Paläontologische Untersuchungen im unteren Opalinuston der Nordschweiz. 151pp. [M. Aberhan/S. Nurnberg/S. Nurnberg]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35782: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Sabine Nürnberg on 08.01.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Entoliidae
"Entolium cingulatum" = Cingentolium (Cingentolium) cingulatum Goldfuss 1835 scallop
 Ostreida - Posidoniidae
"Bositra buchii" = Bositra buchi
"Bositra buchii" = Bositra buchi Roemer 1836 oyster
 Carditida - Astartidae
 Cardiida - Tancrediidae
Tancredia sp. Lycett 1850 clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Nuculana rostralis pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
"Alaria subpunctata" = Toarctocera subpunctata
"Alaria subpunctata" = Toarctocera subpunctata Münster 1844 snail
 Allogastropoda - Gordenellidae
Promathildia sp. Andreae 1887 snail
 Ichnofossils -
Planolites sp. Nicholson 1873
A
Planolites sp. Nicholson 1873
B