Bédat Unit, Maastrichtian, Tercis, France (Cretaceous of France)

Where: France (43.7° N, 1.1° W: paleocoordinates 35.6° N, 0.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Bédat Formation, Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; lithified limestone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, surface (float), surface (in situ), 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 38811: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 05.05.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Buccinidae indet.1 Rafinesque 1815 true whelk
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
Perissoptera sp.1 Tate 1865 snail
? Drepanocheilus sp.1 Meek 1864 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Procerithiidae
"Uchauxia sp." = Procerithium1
"Uchauxia sp." = Procerithium1 Cossmann 1902 snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
? Astele sp.1 Swainson 1855 top snail
Echinoidea
 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
Temnocidaris sp.2 Cotteau 1863 pencil urchin
 Holasteroida - Holasteridae
 Spatangoida - Echinocoridae
 Spatangoida - Brissidae
Cyclaster integer2 heart urchin
 Echinoneoida - Galeritidae