Rio Maputo, Madebula (Cretaceous of Mozambique)

Where: Mozambique (26.8° S, 32.4° E: paleocoordinates 43.0° S, 20.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, fine-grained, glauconitic, gray, green, calcareous sandstone

• Greenish-gray, light brown weathered, glauconitic, moderately sorted, weakly calcareous fine sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BSP

Primary reference: R. Förster. 1975. Die geologische Entwicklung von Süd-Mozambique seit der Unterkreide und die Ammoniten-Fauna von Unterkreide und Cenoman. Geologisches Jahrbuch, Reihe B 12:3-324 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 174826: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 28.11.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Callianassidae
Callianassa sp. Leach 1814 decapod
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
 Arcida - Parallelodontidae
 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
Inoceramus expansus Bailly 1855 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Neithea quinquecostata, "Camptonectes cf. curvatus" = Camptonectes virgatus
Neithea quinquecostata Sowerby 1814 scallop
"Camptonectes cf. curvatus" = Camptonectes virgatus Nilsson 1827 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Pycnodonta vesicularis Lamarck 1806 oyster
Exogyra sp. Say 1820 oyster
 Carditida - Astartidae
Eriphyla lenticularis Goldfuss 1841 clam
Astarte sp. Sowerby 1816 clam
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
 Pholadida - Pleuromyidae
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
 Trigoniida - Megatrigonioidae
"Acanthotrigonia shepstonei" = Pterotrigonia shepstonei
"Acanthotrigonia shepstonei" = Pterotrigonia shepstonei Griesbach 1871 clam
 Trigoniida - Trigoniidae
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Gastropoda
 Ptenoglossa - Vasidae
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
Pugnellus sp. Conrad 1860 snail
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
"Proficus capensis" = Priscoficus
"Proficus capensis" = Priscoficus fig shell
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
"Gyrodes tenellus" = Gyrodes (Gyrodes) tenellus
"Gyrodes tenellus" = Gyrodes (Gyrodes) tenellus Stoliczka 1868 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella bonei turret shell
 Heterostropha - Acteonellidae
"Actaeonella (Troachactaeon) woodsi" = Acteonella
"Actaeonella (Troachactaeon) woodsi" = Acteonella snail
 Heterostropha - Ringiculidae
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Baculitidae
Baculites boulei Collignon 1931 ammonite
Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
"Lamna cf. gracilis" = Lamna (Odontaspis) gracilis
"Lamna cf. gracilis" = Lamna (Odontaspis) gracilis Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark