La Loya rocks (Cretaceous of Congo-Brazzaville)

Where: Congo-Brazzaville (4.8° S, 11.8° E: paleocoordinates 19.1° S, 1.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Coniacian (89.8 - 86.3 Ma)

• Based on Peroniceras czornigi

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, yellow sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Repository: Musée Royal de Congo Belge, Tervuren

Primary reference: E. Dartevelle and S. Freneix. 1957. Mollusques fossiles du Crétace de la Côte occidentale d'Afrique du Cameroun à l'Angola. II. - Lamellibranches. Annales du Musée Royal du Congo Belge, Série in-8, Sciences Géologiques 20:1-271 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 1368: authorized by Dave Jablonski, entered by Dave Jablonski on 06.01.1993

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Trigonarca camerunensis Riedel 1932 clam
 Pectinida - Limidae
Pseudolimea interplicosa Stoliczka 1871 file clam
 Pectinida - Plicatulidae
Plicatula hirsuta Coquand 1880 scallop
Plicatula ferryi Coquand 1862 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Pycnodonta vesicularis Lamarck 1806 oyster
and var. proboscidea
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astarte similis Munster 1840 clam
 Cardiida -
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Paraesa cf. faba venus clam
 Cardiida -
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Mitsukurinidae
Scapanorhynchus raphiodon Agassiz 1843 goblin shark