Tuillerie de Gan (Eocene of France)

Where: France (43.2° N, 0.4° W: paleocoordinates 38.6° N, 1.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: NP13 nannofossil zone, Marnes de Gan Formation, Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; poorly lithified, gray, sandy claystone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

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

Primary reference: M. Deflandre-Rigaud. 1949. Révision du manipule Synaptites sclérites d'holothuries fossiles. Bulletin de l'Institut Océanographique 946:1-11 [L. Villier/L. Villier]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 94693: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 09.03.2010

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Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Xanthidae
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
"Hemiconus raoulti" = Conus (Hemiconus)
"Hemiconus raoulti" = Conus (Hemiconus) cone shell
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Vicetia hantkeni" = Gisortia (Vicetia) hantkeni
"Vicetia hantkeni" = Gisortia (Vicetia) hantkeni Lefèvre 1878 cowry
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Sigmesalia duvali turret shell
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp. Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
Leidybatis sp. eagle ray
originally entered as "Leidibatys sp."
 Apodida - Synaptidae
"Synaptites cuvillieri" = Rigaudites cuvillieri
"Synaptites cuvillieri" = Rigaudites cuvillieri Deflandre-Rigaud 1949 sea cucumber