AL3m-Jura (Cretaceous of France)

Where: France (47.1° N, 6.6° E: paleocoordinates 35.6° N, 10.6° E)

When: Albian (113.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• The author describes the Albian as the Gault, which is divided into three faunal assemblages: upper, middle and lower. This is a lower Albian collection

Environment/lithology: gray, yellow sandstone

Primary reference: A. Jaccard. 1869. Jura Vaudois et Neuchatelois. Matériaux pour la carte géologique de la Suisse 6:1-340 [M. Patzkowsky/K. Layou/L. Villier]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 2168: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by Karen Layou on 23.06.1999

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Pectunculus alternatus" = Glycymeris
"Pectunculus alternatus" = Glycymeris clam
 Carditida - Carditidae
Cardita constantii, "Cardita dupiniana" = Cardita dupini
"Cardita dupiniana" = Cardita dupini d'Orbigny 1843 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Venus Vibrayeana Linnaeus 1758 venus clam
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
 Lucinida - Mactromyidae
 Trigoniida - Trigoniidae
"Trigonia archiaciana" = Oistotrigonia archiaciana d'Orbigny 1900 clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Gastropoda
 Patellogastropoda - Patellidae
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
Aporrhais obtusa snail
originally entered as "Aporhais obtusa"
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica favrina moon snail
Natica gaultina moon snail
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Calyptraea sanctae-crucis Lamarck 1799 slipper shell
originally entered as "Calyptrea sanctae-crucis"
Crepidula gaultina slipper shell
 Heterostropha - Ringiculidae
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
 Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Cephalopoda
  - Belemnitidae
 Ammonoidea -
Ammonoidea mammillatus ammonite
originally entered as "Ammonites mammillatus"
Ammonoidea milletianus ammonite
originally entered as "Ammonites milletianus"
 Nautilida - Nautilidae
"Nautilus albensis" = Cymatoceras albense
"Nautilus albensis" = Cymatoceras albense d'Orbigny 1850 nautiloid
originally entered as "Nautilis albensis"
Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis gracilis Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark