Ophiuroidea, Xwieni Conglomerate bed, Qala Il-Bajda, Gozo (Miocene of Malta)

Where: Island of Gozo, Malta (36.1° N, 14.2° E: paleocoordinates 36.0° N, 14.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Globigerina Limestone Formation, Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; poorly lithified, phosphatic conglomerate

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: original calcite

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: A. Kroh. 2004. First fossil record of the family Euryalidae (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) from the Middle Miocene of the Central Mediterranean. In Heinzeller T. & Nebelsick J. (eds) Echinoderms: M√ľnchen, Taylor & Francis Group, London 447-452 [L. Villier/L. Villier/L. Villier]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 47990: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 09.03.2005, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Carnivora - Phocidae
Cryptophoca maeotica2 Nordmann 1860 seal
 Cetacea -
Physeteroidea indet.1 Gray 1868 toothed whale
Ophiuroidea
 Euryalida - Euryalidae
Euryalidae indet. Gray 1840 basket star