Lacave Unit, Campanian, Tercis, France (Cretaceous of France)

Where: France (43.7° N, 1.1° W: paleocoordinates 33.8° N, 1.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lacave Formation, Early/Lower Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; lithified limestone

• Radiolites-rich Bioclastic limestones

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: chemical, mechanical, sieve,

Primary reference: G.S. Odin. 2001. The Campanian-Maastrichtian stage boundary. Development in Palaeontology and Stratigraphy 19:1-881 [L. Villier/L. Villier/L. Villier]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 38807: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 05.05.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hippuritida - Radiolitidae
Radiolites sp.3 Lamarck 1801 rudist
 Valvatida - Stauranderasteridae
Hadranderaster sp.4 Spencer 1907 sea star
 Valvatida - Goniasteridae
Metopaster chilipora4 Desmoulins 1832 sea star
 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
 Arbacioida - Arbaciidae
Codiopsis arnaudi2 sea urchin
 Spatangoida -
Periaster conicus2 heart urchin
 Cassiduloida - Cassidulidae
Nucleopygus sp.2 Agassiz 1840 sea urchin
 Echinoneoida - Conulidae
Globator ovulum2 sea urchin
 Calycina - Phymosomatidae
Gauthieria cf. radiata2 Sorignet 1850 sea urchin
Phymosoma regulare2 sea urchin
 Euechinoidea - Orthopsidae
Orthopsis miliaris2 d'Archiac 1835 sea urchin
Echinoconus sp.2 d'Orbigny 1854
 Rhynchonellida - Rhynchonellidae