Fontenoille, Luxembourg (Jurassic of Belgium)

Where: Belgium (49.7° N, 5.0° E: paleocoordinates 37.8° N, 7.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Marnes de Jamoigne Formation, Liasicus (201.3 - 196.5 Ma)

• A. liasicus Zone, Middle Hettangian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified limestone and lithified marl

• Bed b : 1,5 m Greyish to blue Marls (b1) with thin yellow grey limestone intercalations (b2) at about 1 m from the top

•Bed c : Decimetric limestone lumachelle horizon (c1), with fractures and greyish marl (c2) in the cracks between the blocks. The marly intercalations yielded most of the vertebrate remains described here, with the exception of the larger sharks teeth which were obtained from the lumachelle horizon.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: mechanical,

Primary reference: D. Delsate, C. J. Duffin, and R. Weis. 2002. A new microvertebrate fauna from the Middle Hettangian (Early Jurassic) of Fontenoille (Province of Luxembourg, south Belgium). Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Belgium 48:3-83 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40087: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 17.06.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Rhynchonellida - Rhynchonellidae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Chlamys textoria Schlotheim 1820 scallop
 Pectinida - Limidae
"Plagiostoma gigantea" = Plagiostoma giganteum, Limea sp.
"Plagiostoma gigantea" = Plagiostoma giganteum Sowerby 1814 file clam
Limea sp. Bronn 1831 file clam
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Gryphaea dumortieri Joly 1907 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Carditida - Cardiniidae
 Pleurotomariida - Pleurotomariidae
cf. Pleurotomaria sp. Defrance 1826 snail
 Belemnitida - Passaloteuthididae
Schwegleria sp. Riegraf 1980 belemnite
Schwegleria cf. feifeli Schwegler 1939 belemnite
Schwegleria cf. psilonoti Schwegler 1939 belemnite
 Ammonitida - Arietitidae
Alsatites laqueus Quenstedt 1856 ammonite
ssp. francus
 Ammonitida - Schlotheimiidae
Schlotheimia angulata Schlotheim 1820 ammonite
ssp. densicostata
 Hybodontiformes - Polyacrodontidae
Polyacrodus sp. Jaekel 1889 elasmobranch
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodus reticulatus Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
 Hybodontiformes -
Lissodus sp. Brough 1935 elasmobranch
 Synechodontiformes - Palaeospinacidae
Synechodus sp. Woodward 1888 elasmobranch
Synechodus paludinensis n. sp. Delsate et al. 2002 elasmobranch
Synechodus streitzi n. sp. Delsate et al. 2002 elasmobranch
 Squalorajiformes - Squalorajidae
Squaloraja polyspondyla Agassiz 1843 chimaera
Actinopterygii indet. ray-finned fish
 Ptycholepiformes - Ptycholepididae
cf. Ptycholepis sp. Agassiz 1843
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
"Eomesodon liassicus" = Mesodon liassicus
"Eomesodon liassicus" = Mesodon liassicus Egerton 1854
 Holostei - Dapediidae
Dapedium sp. Leach 1822
 Semionotiformes - Semionotidae
 Peltopleuriformes - Peltopleuridae
cf. Platysiagum sp. Egerton 1872
 Rhynchocephalia - Sphenodontidae
Sphenodontidae indet. Cope 1869 rhynchocephalian
 Forcipulatida - Asteriidae
cf. Asterias sp. Linnaeus 1758 sea star
 Forcipulatacea -
cf. Terminaster sp. Hess 1974 sea star
 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
Cidaridae indet. Gray 1825 pencil urchin
 Pedinoida - Pedinidae
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Trocharea sp. Etallon 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Montlivaltia sp. Lamouroux 1821 stony coral
 Ichnofossils -
Kulindrichnus sp. Hallam 1960