Kai Ingemann Schnetler
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Current projects

1. The molluscs from the Klintinghoved Clay (Early Miocene). 

Th. Sorgenfrei (1940) monographed the molluscan fauna and recorded 63 species of molluscs and a new decapod species. Later collections of material have increased the number of mollusc species to more than 130. The occurence is a glacial floe, previously exposed in the cliff. The clay can still be found when digging in the foreshore. The locality is the type locality for the Klintinghoved Clay Formation and the only exposure. The study is carried out in cooperation with Dr. Ronald Janssen, Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Frankfurt a. M. and Mogens S. Nielsen, Odense.

 

2. Molluscs from boulders of Kerteminde Marl (Paleocene) from Gundstrup, Funen.

More than 100 species have been recognized, amoung them some new species. The study is made in cooperation with Mogens S. Nielsen, Odense. The boulders contain a rich molluscan fauna, the bulk of material is external moulds. Yet the state of preservation allows making good casts of silicone latex. Most species have been recorded from the Selandian at Copenhagen or from the Kerteminde Marl, but the specimens are in many cases very large.

 

3. The molluscan fauna of the Brejning Clay (Late Oligocene) in its type area.

Cooperation with Mogens S. Nielsen, Odense.

 

4. A catalogue of Danian gastropods from Faxe.

The study is made in cooperation with Bodil Wesenberg Lauridsen.

 

Schnetler, K.I. & Nielsen, M.S. : The molluscan fauna of boulders of Kerteminde Marl (Paleocene) from the gravel-pit at Gundstrup, Funen.

Schnetler, K.I. & Nielsen, M.S. : The molluscan fauna of the Brejning Clay (Late Oligocene) in its type area.

 

Future projects

A revision of the Triphoriidae of Faxe.