La Bastide Neuve (Cretaceous to of France)

Also known as Velaux-La Bastide Neuve, Fox-Amphoux; VBN

Where: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France (43.6° N, 6.1° E: paleocoordinates 34.7° N, 6.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Argiles et Grès à Reptiles Formation, Late/Upper Campanian to Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 66.0 Ma)

• part of the Fox-Amphoux syncline; lower Rognacian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; yellow, sandy claystone

• "yellowish sandy clays"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by P. Mechin, Germain in 1987, 1990s, 2009, 2012

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: J. Le Loeuff, E. Buffetaut, P. Méchin and A. Méchin-Salessy. 1992. The first record of dromaeosaurid dinosaurs (Saurischia, Theropoda) in the Maastrichtian of southern Europe: palaeobiogeographical implications. Bulletin de la Société géologique de la France 163(3):337-343 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 28454: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 14.02.2003, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes -
Actinopteri
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteidae indet.9 Cuvier 1825 gar
Reptilia
 Testudines - Bothremydidae
cf. Polysternon sp.9 Portis 1882 sideneck turtle
Foxemys mechinorum n. gen. n. sp.10 Tong et al. 1998 sideneck turtle
 Testudinata - Helochelydridae
cf. Solemys sp.9 de Lapparent de Broin and Murelaga 1996 turtle
 Dinosauria -
Dinosauria indet.5 Owen 1842 dinosaur
CM acc. 33679 (field nos. 48-36, 48-45)
 Saurischia - Titanosauridae
Megaloolithus aureliensis9 Vianey-Liaud et al. 1994 titanosaurid
 Saurischia -
Atsinganosaurus velauciensis n. gen. n. sp.6 Garcia et al. 2010 sauropod
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Dromaeosauridae indet.4 Colbert and Russell 1969 coelurosaur
CM-203, 307, 186, 218, 537, 684
Variraptor mechinorum n. gen. n. sp.7 Le Loeuff and Buffetaut 1998 coelurosaur
MDE-D169, CM-645
Aves
 Ornithothoraces -
Gargantuavis philoinos2 Buffetaut and Le Loeuff 1998 bird
partial synsacrum
 Enantiornithes -
Reptilia
 Ornithischia - Nodosauridae
Nodosauridae indet.6 Marsh 1890 ornithischian
 Neornithischia - Rhabdodontidae
Rhabdodon sp.4 Matheron 1869 rhabdodontid
 Pterosauria - Azhdarchidae
Mistralazhdarcho maggii n. gen. n. sp.11
Mistralazhdarcho maggii n. gen. n. sp.11 Vullo et al. 2018 pterosaur
Right humerus representing an individual with a 3 m wingspan
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Crocodylidae indet.7 Cuvier 1807 crocodile
 Crocodylia - Alligatoridae
Alligatoridae indet.7 Gray 1844 crocodilian
 Loricata - Allodaposuchidae
Allodaposuchus sp.1 Nopcsa 1928 crocodilian
MMS/VBN-12-42, a nearly complete skull of a juvenile; MMS/VBN-12-10A, a complete adult skull; MMS/VBN-12-10B, a right dentary associated with the large adult skull MMS/VBN-12- 10A; MMS/VBN-93-28, a dorsoventrally compressed subadult skull; MMS/VBN-12-10D, a juvenile skull table; MMS/VBN-93-29, isolated fragmentary left maxilla; MMS/VBN-93-30, isolated fragmentary right maxilla possibly corresponding to MMS/VBN-93-29; MMS/ VBN-12-10F, one dorsal osteoderm; MMS/VBN-02- 37, a left femur
 Loricata - Hylaeochampsidae
Acynodon iberoccitanus8 Buscalioni et al. 1997 crocodilian
ACAP-FX1 (a complete skull) and ACAP-FX2 (an almost complete skull with premaxillary and maxillary dentition)
Charophyceae
 Charales - Feistiellaceae
 Charales - Characeae