Roda IV, La Puebla de Roda (Eocene of Spain)

Where: Spain (42.3° N, 0.5° E: paleocoordinates 37.6° N, 1.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Roda Formation, Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

• Late Ypresian age based on nummulites

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: foreshore; lithified sandstone

• Hardground on foresets

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, replaced with calcite

Collection methods: bulk,

• A 24 m2 surface was quantitatively analyzed

Primary reference: A. W. Martinius and N. Molenaar. 1991. A coral-mollusc (Goniaraea-Crassatella) dominated hardground community in a siliciclastic-carbonate sandstone (the lower Eocene Roda Formation, southern Pyrenees, Spain). Palaios 6(2):142-155 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 71633: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 02.05.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpula sp. Linnaeus 1758
Bivalvia
  -
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
coral boring bivalve
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus sp. Linnaeus 1758 scallop
 Pectinida -
"Pectinacea indet." = Pectinoidea
"Pectinacea indet." = Pectinoidea Rafinesque 1815 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea (Cubitostrea) multicostata" = Cubitostrea multicostata
"Ostrea (Cubitostrea) multicostata" = Cubitostrea multicostata Deshayes 1832 oyster
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama boriesi jewel box
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Veneridae indet. Rafinesque 1815 venus clam
 Cardiida -
"Cardiacea indet." = Cardioidea
"Cardiacea indet." = Cardioidea Lamarck 1809 clam
Gastropoda
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Strombidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 true conch
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
Campanile sp. Fischer 1884 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella dixoni" = Haustator dixoni
"Turritella dixoni" = Haustator dixoni Deshayes 1861 turret shell
Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
"Aetobatis sp." = Aetobatus
"Aetobatis sp." = Aetobatus Blainville 1816 eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Lamna sp. Cuvier 1816 mackerel shark
Reptilia
 Testudines -
Chelonioidea indet. Baur 1893 sea turtle
Echinoidea
  -
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
Demospongea
 Clavulina - Clionaidae
Entobia sp. Bronn 1838 demosponge
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
"Goniaraea elegans" = Goniopora elegans
"Goniaraea elegans" = Goniopora elegans Leymerie 1846 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Stylocoenia sanmigueli stony coral
listed as Stylocaenia san migueli
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Leptomussa variabilis d'Achiardi 1867 stony coral