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Sainte-Barbe coal mine, Bernissart (Cretaceous to of Belgium)

Also known as ETE Locality 1519, Cran du Midi, Cran du Nord

Where: Sauerland, Belgium (50.5° N, 3.6° E: paleocoordinates 40.7° N, 13.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Sainte-Barbe Clays Formation (Wealden Group), Barremian to Barremian (130.0 - 122.5 Ma)

• 2 layers within mine; age middle Barremian to earliest Aptian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - small; black claystone and bituminous coal

• ETE sed env 1: lacustrine_sm
• ETE rock type adj: 0, ETE lithology comments: .

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: trace, coprolite

Collected by Fagès, Sohier, Sonnet, De Pauw in 1878-1881

Collection methods: quarrying, chemical, mechanical,

• discovered March 1878 by coal miners and engineers, including Mr. Ballez, Mr. Latinis

Primary reference: P.-J. Van Beneden. 1878. Sur la découverte de reptiles fossiles gigantesques dans le charbonnage de Bernissart près de Péruwelz [On the discovery of gigantic fossil reptiles in the Bernissart coal mine near Péruwelz]. Bulletin de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, série 2 45:578-579 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taphonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 22645: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 27.03.2001, edited by Matthew Carrano, Roger Benson, John Alroy, Jered Karr, Matthew Clapham, Philip Mannion and Jonathan Tennant

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