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An overview of Late Cretaceous and Early Palaeogene echinoderm faunas from Liege-Limburg (Belgium, The Netherlands)
Jagt, J.W.M. (1999). An overview of Late Cretaceous and Early Palaeogene echinoderm faunas from Liege-Limburg (Belgium, The Netherlands). Bull. Kon. Belg. Inst. Natuurwet. Aardwet. = Bull. - Inst. r. sci. nat. Belg., Sci. Terre 69-SUPP. A: 103-118
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
    Campanian; Cretaceous; Cretaceous, Upper; Danian; Maastrichtian; Paleogene; Asteroidea [WoRMS]; Echinodermata [WoRMS]; Echinoidea [WoRMS]; Belgium, Liège (Province) [Marine Regions]; Netherlands, Limburg (Province); Marine
Author keywords
    Late Cretaceous, Early Palaeogene, echinoderms, taxonomy, stratigraphy, taphonomy, Crétacé supérieur, Paléogène inférieur, échinodermes, taxinomie, stratigraphie, taphonomie.

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  • Jagt, J.W.M.

Abstract
    With the exception of echinoids, echinoderm faunas from the type area of the Maastrichtian Stage still are more or less terra incognita. Material collected recently in the area by a group of professional and amateur palaeontologists comprises numerous new records, which have the added advantage of being well documented stratigraphically. Museum collections, and those pre-dating 1975 in particular, generally suffer from a lack of detail where slratigraphic provenance is concerned. Not only do these new collections considerably increase our knowledge of Late Cretaceous (Campanian-Maastrichtian) and Early Palaeogene (Danian) echinoderm faunas in the area, they also allow conclusions on diversification and extinction patterns prior to and across the K/T boundary to be drawn. In the present paper a brief overview is given of these echinoderm faunas, with emphasis on echinoids and asteroids.

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