ENCI-Maastricht B.V. quarry (Nekum) (Cretaceous of Netherlands)

Also known as Moasaurus hoffmanni type, St Pietersberg

Where: Limburg, Netherlands (50.8° N, 5.7° E: paleocoordinates 43.4° N, 4.5° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Nekum Member (Maastricht Formation), Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• upper third of member

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; chalk

• "flint layer 18...The matrix surrounding the specimen is a soft fine-grained slightly clayey biocalcarenite, with numerous hard flint nodules and tubes insinuated through the bone-bearing level."

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1770-1774

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: L. Dollo. 1909. The fossil vertebrates of Belgium. Annals of the New York Academy of Science 19(4):99-119 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138726: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 26.01.2013, edited by Mihaela Krause, Jonathan Tennant, Terri Cleary and Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Raninidae
Raniliformis prebaltica n. sp.2 Fraaye and van Bakel 1998 crab
Raniliformis chevrona n. sp.2 Fraaye and van Bakel 1998 crab
 Decapoda - Lyreididae
Lyreidina pyriformis n. gen. n. sp.2
Lyreidina pyriformis n. gen. n. sp.2 Fraaye and van Bakel 1998 crab
 Testudines -
Testudines indet.1 Batsch 1788 turtle
"isolated bone fragments"
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
"Allopleuron hoffmanni n. gen. n. sp." = Chelone hoffmanni5
"Allopleuron hoffmanni n. gen. n. sp." = Chelone hoffmanni5 Gray 1831 sea turtle
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Mosasauridae indet.1 Gervais 1852 mosasaur
"isolated bone fragments"
Mosasaurus hoffmanni n. gen. n. sp.3 Mantell 1829 mosasaur
MNHN AC 9648, partial skull
Carinodens belgicus4 Woodward 1891 mosasaur
Prognathodon saturator4 Dortangs et al. 2002 mosasaur
Prognathodon sectorius1 Cope 1871 mosasaur
MNHN 1896-27, tooth
Plioplatecarpus marshi n. sp.1 Dollo 1882 mosasaur
MNHN AC 9649-9775, a large portion of vertebral column including 127 vertebrae
 Scleractinia - Placocoeniidae
Placocoenia macrophthalma6 Goldfuss 1826 stony coral