A/S Carl Nielsen's sand pit, lower sands (Cretaceous of Denmark)

Also known as C N pit, Robbedale

Where: Bornholm, Denmark (55.1° N, 14.8° E: paleocoordinates 47.2° N, 21.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Tornhøj Member (Jydegaard Formation), Late/Upper Berriasian (145.0 - 140.2 Ma)

• sandy beds 2-3 m above the Neomiodon Bed; "Ryazanian" age

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal; sandstone and claystone

• "beach sand or...littoral sand" in a lagoonal/barrier island setting

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 1980s-2004

Collection methods: bulk, salvage, quarrying, surface (float), surface (in situ), mechanical, sieve,

• some elements collected over the past 25 years, but much in 2000-2004 under the aegis of the "Fossil Project'

Primary reference: J. Rees. 2000. An Early Cretaceous scincomorph lizard dentary from Bornholm, Denmark. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark 48:105-109 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 68331: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 16.01.2007, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes - Polyacrodontidae
"Hybodus cf. parvidens" = Polyacrodus parvidens1
"Hybodus cf. parvidens" = Polyacrodus parvidens1 Woodward 1916 elasmobranch
"rather similar to H. parvidens"; MGUH 27208
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodontidae indet. Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
Hybodus sp.1 Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
Hybodus cf. ensis1 Woodward 1916 elasmobranch
"very similar to H. ensis"
 Hybodontiformes - Lonchidiidae
cf. Parvodus rugianus1 Ansorge 1990 elasmobranch
"cf. Parvodus rugianus?"; MGUH 27209
Actinopteri
 Teleostei -
 Pholidophoriformes - Pleuropholidae
Pleuropholis sp.2 Egerton 1858
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Pycnodontidae indet.3 Agassiz 1835
MGUH 27213/DK 322, 27215/DK 373, 27214, FP 200, 201
 Amiiformes -
Amioidea indet.3 Bonaparte 1838 bowfin
MGUH 27212
 Lepisosteiformes -
Lepidotes sp. Agassiz 1843 gar
MGUH 27211, 27210
cf. Lepidotes sp.1 Agassiz 1843 gar
Reptilia
 Testudines -
Testudines indet. Batsch 1788 turtle
 Ornithodira -
Ornithodira indet.1 Gauthier 1986 ornithodiran
hollow limb bones, bird or pterosaur
 Saurischia -
Sauropoda indet.1 sauropod
tooth
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Dromaeosauroides bornholmensis n. gen. n. sp.3 Christiansen and Bonde 2003 coelurosaur
MGUH 27218/DK 315
 Loricata -
Mesoeucrocodylia indet.4 Whetstone and Whybrow 1983 crocodilian
Nine mandibular fragments (MGUH 29126), presumably from a single individual
Crocodylia indet.1 crocodilian
MGUH 27212
 Squamata -
Scincomorpha indet. Camp 1923 lizard
MGUH 25643
unclassified
  -
Plantae indet.1 Haeckel 1866
wood fragments