Åsen (lower) (Cretaceous of Sweden)

Also known as Asen

Where: Skåne, Sweden (56.1° N, 14.5° E: paleocoordinates 46.6° N, 14.5° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Belemnellocamax mammillatus ammonoid zone, Early/Lower Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• from two beds in lower part (1 m) of section; the "marine sand unit"; latest Early Campanian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; unlithified, shelly/skeletal, calcareous sandstone and unlithified, coarse-grained, shelly/skeletal, green sandstone

• shallow water marine storm deposit
• small tooth from "highly calcareous quartz sand with extremely abundant and well-preserved belemnite guards and articulated oysters" from uppermost 0.5 m of uppermost part of sequence; remainder from "a mottled, 10-cm thick storm deposit comprising greenish, coarse quartz sand mixed with fragmented oysters, belemnites and common vertebrate remains."

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, chemical,

Primary reference: J. Lindgren, P. J. Currie, M. Siverson, J. Rees, P. Cederström and F. Lindgren. 2007. The first neoceratopsian dinosaur remains from Europe. Palaeontology 50(4):929-937 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 74334: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 02.08.2007, edited by Philip Mannion and Jonathan Tennant

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostreidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 oyster
 Belemnitida -
 Belemnitida - Belemnitellidae
 Belemnitida -
 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatina spp.5 Dumeril 1806 angel shark
 Plagiostomi - Squalidae
Squalidae spp.5 Bonaparte 1834 dogfish shark
 Hybodontiformes - Polyacrodontidae
Polyacrodus siversoni5 elasmobranch
Polyacrodus sp.5 Jaekel 1889 elasmobranch
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodus sp.5 Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
Rhinobatos "sp. 1"5 Link 1790 guitarfish
Rhinobatos "sp. 2"5 Link 1790 guitarfish
Rhinobatos "sp. 3"5 Link 1790 guitarfish
Rhinobatos casieri5 Herman 1975 guitarfish
 Batoidea -
 Selachii -
Selachii indet.1 shark
coprolite morphotypes 3, 4
 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
Pseudocorax laevis5 Leriche 1906 mackerel shark
Squalicorax kaupi5 Agassiz 1843 crow shark
 Lamniformes -
Paranomotodon sp.5 Herman 1975 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
Cretalamna appendiculata5 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Mitsukurinidae
Anomotodon hermani5 goblin shark
 Lamniformes - Archaeolamnidae
Archaeolamna kopingensis5 Davis 1890 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
Serratolamna sp.5 Landemaine 1991 mackerel shark
Cretodus borodini5 Cappetta and Case 1975 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Carcharias latus5 sand shark
Carcharias tenuis5 Agassiz 1843 sand shark
 Carchariniformes -
? Paratriakis sp.5 ground shark
 Carchariniformes - Scyliorhinidae
Scyliorhinidae "sp. 1"5 Gill 1862 cat shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
Galeorhinus sp.5 de Blainville and Prévost 1816 school shark
Palaeogaleus sp.5 Gurr 1963 hound shark
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Heterodontus "sp. 1"5 de Blainville 1816 bullhead shark
Heterodontus "sp. 2"5 de Blainville 1816 bullhead shark
  - Scyllidae
Scyliorhinus germanicus5 shark
Listed as ‘Scyliorhinus’ germanicus
 Orectolobiformes - Orectolobidae
Squatirhina sp.5 Casier 1947 wobbegong
 Orectolobiformes -
Cretorectolobus sp.5 Case 1978 carpet shark
Pararhincodon spp.5 Herman 1975 carpet shark
 Orectolobiformes - Hemiscylliidae
Chiloscyllium sp.5 Müller and Henle 1837 carpet shark
Hemiscyllium hermani5 Müller 1989 carpet shark
 Synechodontiformes - Paraorthacodontidae
Paraorthacodus conicus5 Davis 1890 elasmobranch
 Synechodontiformes - Palaeospinacidae
Synechodus "sp. 1"5 Woodward 1888 elasmobranch
Synechodus "sp. 2"5 Woodward 1888 elasmobranch
Osteichthyes indet.1 bony fish
coprolite morphotype 5
 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines5
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines5 Batsch 1788 turtle
 Neornithischia - Leptoceratopsidae
Leptoceratopsidae indet. Nopcsa 1923 leptoceratopsid
RM PZ R1827-R1834
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
"Dollosaurus sp." = Prognathodon5 Dollo 1889 mosasaur
Clidastes propython3 Cope 1869 mosasaur
100 marginal teeth (LO 8231t, 8232t and 86 unnumbered, Lund University; RM PZ R1776, 1777, 1794–1803), 13 pterygoid teeth (RM PZ R1804, 1805; 11 unnumbered, Lund University), four cervical vertebrae (RM PZ R1778, 1779, 1782, 1789), six cervical-dorsal vertebrae (RM PZ R1783–1788), two dorsal vertebrae (RM PZ R1780, 1781) and 11 caudal vertebrae (RM PZ R1806–1816)
Halisaurus sternbergi4 Wiman 1920 mosasaur
58 teeth (RM PZ R1811-1819; 49 unnumbered) and one caudal vertebra (RM PZ R1810)
? Platecarpus sp.5 Cope 1869 mosasaur
"Hainosaurus sp." = Tylosaurus5 Marsh 1872 mosasaur
Tylosaurus ivoensis2 Persson 1963 mosasaur
 Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae
Scanisaurus sp.5 Persson 1960 elasmosaur