Echinoids, Albian, Orcheta, Spain (Cretaceous of Spain)

Where: Alicante, Spain (38.6° N, 0.3° W: paleocoordinates 25.9° N, 2.2° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Jijona Formation, Late/Upper Albian (105.3 - 99.6 Ma)

• Upper Albian, Dispar zone, Perinflata sub-zone

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal shelf; unlithified, gray, silty claystone and poorly lithified, gray, yellow marl

• alternating dark blue-greyish silty claystones and yellow to grey-weathering marlstones.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original calcite

Reposited in the MfN

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: C. Neumann. 1996. The mode of life and paleobiogeography of the genus Douvillaster Lambert (Echinoidea: Spatangoida) as first recorded in the Lower Cretaceous (Albian) of Spain. Berliner geowissenschaftliche Abhandlungen E18:257-265 [L. Villier/L. Villier/L. Villier]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 38035: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 01.04.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Holectypoida - Discoididae
 Spatangoida - Toxasteridae
 Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae
Hemiaster minimus heart urchin