Cap Estérias section (Cretaceous to of Gabon)

Where: Gabon (0.6° N, 9.3° E: paleocoordinates 13.2° S, 0.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Aguille Formation, Coniacian to Coniacian (89.8 - 83.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; cherty/siliceous sandstone

• Unit 2 made of 1.2 m of bioclastic, indurated, medium to coarse sandstone. This unit is highly bioturbated towards the top and contains bivalves, rare ammonites and rare gastropods.
• clay, sandstone, silt to argillaceous sandstone and silty clay

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: B. M. Moussavou. 2015. Bivalves (Mollusca) from the Coniacian-Santonian Anguille Formation from Cap Esterias, Northern Gabon, with notes on paleoecology and paleobiogeography. Geodiversitas 37(3):315-324 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 175358: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 10.12.2015

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Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Limidae
Plagiostoma pseudohoernesi Riedel 1932 file clam
 Ostreida - Pinnidae
Atrina laticostata Stoliczka 1871 oyster
 Cardiida -
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Aphrodina gabonensis Dartevelle and Freneix 1957 venus clam
 Cardiida -
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
? Protocardia sp. Beyrich 1845 cockle
Granocardium "sp. 1" Gabb 1868 cockle
? Granocardium "sp. 2" Gabb 1868 cockle
Granocardium productum Sowerby 1832 cockle