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Baunekule (Paleocene of Denmark)

Where: Denmark (55.3° N, 12.1° E: paleocoordinates 48.5° N, 9.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: NP3 nannofossil zone, Baunekule Member (Danian Limestone Formation), Danian (66.0 - 61.7 Ma)

• Middle Danian type section. AGE: "early NP3" based n a flora described by Perch-Nielsen (1979) and Floris (1979).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: basin reef; rudstone and floatstone

• ENVIRONMENT: basinal reef at aphotic depth (200 m or more). The frame-building corals have a bushy growth form and were mound forming. They provided excellent habitats and feeding grounds for a large and diverse benthic invertebrate fauna. Brachiopods, bivalves, echinoids, asteroids, serpulids, solitary corals, octocorals and moulds of decapods and gastropods are recorded everywhere in the Faxe Formation (Fig. v). However, the degree of preservation is extremely variable.
• The intercalated bryozoan limestone facies consists of rudstone, floatstone, packstone, and wackestone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, peel or thin section, sieve,

• REPOSITORIES: Geomuseum Faxe

Primary reference: B. W. Lauridsen and K. I. Schnetler. 2014. A catalogue of Danian gastropods from the Baunekule facies, Faxe Formation, Denmark. Geological Survey of Denmark & Greenland Bulletin 32:1-117 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner] more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 176994: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 14.03.2016

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