ENCI-Maastricht B.V. quarry (flint layer 18) (Cretaceous of Netherlands)

Also known as Prognathodon saturator type

Where: Limburg, Netherlands (50.8° N, 5.7° E: paleocoordinates 43.2° N, 4.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Belemnitella junior ammonoid zone, Lanaye Member (Gulpen Formation), Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• upper part of the Lanaye Member

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; fine-grained, nodular, shelly/skeletal, argillaceous grainstone

• "flint layer 18...The matrix surrounding the specimen is a soft fine-grained slightly clayey biocalcarenite, with numerous hard flint nodules and tubes insinuated through the bone-bearing level."

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by R. Dortangs in 1998-1999

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: R. W. Dortangs, A. S. Schulp, E. W. A. Mulder, J. W. M. Jagt, H. H. G. Peeters and D. T. Graaf. 2002. A large new mosasaur from the Upper Cretaceous of the Netherlands. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences/Geologie en Mijnbouw 81(1):1-8 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 116894: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 13.09.2011, edited by Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Cephalopoda
 Belemnitida - Belemnitellidae
Belemnitella junior belemnite
guard shells
Chondrichthyes
 Selachii -
Selachii indet. shark
shark centra and shark bite-marks present on mosasaur
 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
Squalicorax pristodontus Agassiz 1843 crow shark
teeth
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
"Palaeohypotodus" bronni sand tiger shark
teeth
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
Plicatoscyllium minutum nurse shark
teeth
Actinopteri
 Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae
? Cimolichthys sp. Leidy
jaw, listed as "cf. ?Cimolichthys"
Reptilia
 Testudinata -
? Testudinata indet. Oppel 1811 turtle
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Prognathodon saturator n. sp. Dortangs et al. 2002 mosasaur
NHMM 1998141
Crinoidea
  -
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
partial stem