Eocene of the Anglo-Paris-Belgian Basin, Europe

Please refer to the geological map of the Massif Armoricain, displaying the geology of Bretagne, Normandy and the adjacent part of France, and clearly showing the Oligocene outcrop near Rennes, the Oligocene and Eocene of Loire-Atlantique as well as the various deposits of the western part of the Paris Basin.

Eocene

The Eocene of France contains one of the best documented molluscan faunas known. Since the early days of palaeontology, fossils from the Paris basin have been documented and named, starting with Lamarck who described the most common species. Cossmann & Pissarro (1913) illustrated all olivids known from the Eocene of the Paris Basin at that time. Recent studies indicate that the French Eocene faunas are much more diverse than previously noticed.

Eocene faunas from the YpresianBartonian (Oise, Baron) and Priabonian, are documented from France.

A list of collecting sites is found on this page.

Ancillariidae
Species  
Amalda? arenaria (Cossmann, 1889)

France

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Amalda? atrebatum (Wrighley, 1940)

France

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Ancilla constantinensis Cossmann & Pissarro, 1901

France

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Baryspira dubia(Deshayes, 1830)

France.

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Spirancilla buccinoides (Lamarck, 1803)

England, France, Belgium

RV 4738a. France, Oise, Chaumont-en-Vexin [Eocene. Lutetian]. Scale bar is 1 cm.

Spirancilla lamarckii (Deshayes, 1866)

France,

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Spirancilla vasconiana Pacaud, Merle & Pons, 2013

France. Priabonian.

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Olividae
Species  
Ancillarina canalifera (Lamarck, 1803)

Belgium, France, England

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Pseudolivella aveniformis (J. Sowerby, 1815)

Bartonian

England, France

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Pseudolivella branderi (J. Sowerby, 1821)

Bartonian

England, France

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Pseudolivella laumontiana (Lamarck, 1803)

Lutetian

France

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Pseudolivella mitreola (Lamarck, 1803)

Lutetian-Bartonian

France

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