Cox - 127 (N.E. Kenya) (Jurassic of Kenya)

Where: Kenya (3.0° N, 40.3° E: paleocoordinates 16.9° S, 23.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Didimtu Beds Member, Toarcian (182.7 - 174.1 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified limestone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, original calcite

Collection methods: mechanical

Primary reference: L. R. Cox. 1965. Jurassic Bivalvia and Gastropoda from Tanganyika and Kenya. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Geology Supplement I [M. Aberhan/S. Nurnberg/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36455: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Sabine Nürnberg on 01.02.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Bivalvia
 Arcida - Parallelodontidae
 Pectinida - Neitheoidae
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Lopha olimvallata oyster
nom. nov.
Lopha costata Sowerby 1825 oyster
 Ostreida - Bakevelliidae
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astarte subminima n. sp. clam
Astarte sp. Sowerby 1816 clam
Astarte hobleyi n. sp. clam
Astarte pulfreyi n. sp. clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
 Pholadida - Pleuromyidae
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
"? Eotrapezium africanum n. sp." = Isocyprina (Eotrapezium), "? Eotrapezium thompsoni n. sp." = Isocyprina (Eotrapezium), Anisocardia arkelli n. sp., Anisocardia didimtuensis n. sp., Anisocardia ayersi n. sp.
"? Eotrapezium africanum n. sp." = Isocyprina (Eotrapezium) clam
"? Eotrapezium thompsoni n. sp." = Isocyprina (Eotrapezium) clam
Anisocardia arkelli n. sp. clam
Anisocardia ayersi n. sp. clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Protocardia africana n. sp. cockle
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucina sp. Bruguière 1797 clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Nuculana kenyana n. sp. pointed nut clam
Nuculana thompsoni n. sp. Cox 1965 pointed nut clam
 Protobranchia - Yoldiidae
Gastropoda
 Prosobranchia - Acteoninidae
 Littorinoidea - Purpurinidae
Purpuroidea supraliasica n. sp. periwinkle
 Allogastropoda - Gordenellidae
 Vetigastropoda - Cirridae
Hamusina thompsoni n. sp. snail
 Vetigastropoda - Discohelicidae
 Trochoidea - Ataphridae