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The cirripede Cretiscalpellum paucistriatum (Crustacea, Thoracica) in the lower Maastrichtian of NW Europe - is it stratigraphically useful?
Jagt, J.W.M.; van Bakel, B.W.M. (2007). The cirripede Cretiscalpellum paucistriatum (Crustacea, Thoracica) in the lower Maastrichtian of NW Europe - is it stratigraphically useful? Bull. Kon. Belg. Inst. Natuurwet. Aardwet. = Bull. - Inst. r. sci. nat. Belg., Sci. Terre 77: 107-116
In: Bulletin van het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. Aardwetenschappen = Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre. KBIN: Brussel. ISSN 0374-6291, more
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Keywords
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    Cirripedia, Cretiscalpellum, Maastrichtian, NW Europe, stratigraphy.

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  • Jagt, J.W.M.
  • van Bakel, B.W.M.

Abstract
    New material of the calanticid cirripede Cretiscalpellum paucistriatum (WOODWARD, 1906) is recorded from the lower Maastrichtian (obtusa Zone) as exposed at the Saturn quarry, Kronsmoor (northern Germany); the carina is described for the first time. These specimens, together with material described previously in the literature, suggest C. paucistriatum to have been a shortlived offshoot of the C. striatum group, apparently confined to the interval from the lower obtusa to the lower sumensis zones of the lower Maastrichtian, with records to date from Norfolk (eastern England), southern Limburg (The Netherlands) and northern Germany. The species may thus be stratigraphically useful. To test this assumption, cirripede faunules from coeval strata in southern Belgium (Mons Basin; Ciply-Malogne Phosphatic Chalk Formation), eastern Denmark (Møn; white chalk facies), NE Germany (Rügen; white chalk facies) and even further afield (e.g., central and eastern Poland; opoka and white chalk facies) need to be screened. Although the general view is that the correlative value of cirripede taxa is rather limited, a tendency may be noted in the scalpellomorph genera Cretiscalpellum and Arcoscalpellum to develop short-lived species during the Late Cretaceous (Campanian and Maastrichtian). Such taxa, considered in conjunction with co-occurring members of the main lineages, may prove useful in (supra-)regional correlation, and cirripede ‘taxon range’ and ‘assemblage’ zones could thus be established.

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