La Neuve (Cretaceous of France)

Where: Bouches-du-Rhône, France (43.5° N, 5.7° E: paleocoordinates 34.1° N, 6.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• a subhorizontal layer in the Arc syncline; terminal/upper "Begudian"; no formation name given

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; gray sandstone and red, yellow, argillaceous, carbonaceous marl

• JA: presence of freshwater charophytes, gastropods, and ostracods in a claystone indicates a lacustrine setting
• "an alternation of two meter-scale gray sandstone banks, and thicker ochre-red argillaceous marl beds. The sandstones are relatively thick; the clays contain silica grains and carbonate nodules. The fossiliferous layer is included high in the clay layer delimited by the sandstone banks."

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by Kerourio in 1970

Primary reference: E. Buffetaut, B. Marandat, and B. Sigé. 1986. Découverte de dents de deinonychosaures (Saurischia, Theropoda) dans le Crétacé superieur du Sud de la France [Discovery of deinonychosaur teeth (Saurischia, Theropoda) in the Upper Cretaceous of southern France]. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences à Paris, Série II 303:1393-1396 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 59269: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 22.03.2006

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Taxonomic list

Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
 Cardiida - Sphaeriidae
"? Pisidiidae indet." = Pisidiinae
"? Pisidiidae indet." = Pisidiinae Gray 1857 clam
 Pulmonata - Pupillidae
? Pupilla sp. Leach 1828 slug
 Basommatophora - Physidae
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteus sp. Agassiz 1843 gar
 Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae
Albanerpetontidae indet. Fox and Naylor 1982 tetrapod
 Salientia -
 Salientia - Palaeobatrachidae
 Salientia - Discoglossidae
Discoglossidae indet. Günther 1859 painted frog
 Caudata -
Caudata indet. salamander
 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines Batsch 1788 turtle
 Sauria -
 Theropoda -
Theropoda indet. theropod
"eggshell with prismatic structural morphotype"
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Dromaeosauridae indet. Colbert and Russell 1969 coelurosaur
NEV 12
 Avetheropoda -
cf. Paronychodon sp. Cope 1876 coelurosaur
 Saurischia - Laevisoolithidae
Laevisoolithidae indet. Mikhailov 1991 theropod
"eggshell with ratite structural morphotype"
 Ornithischia - Nodosauridae
? Struthiosaurus sp. Bunzel 1870 ornithischian
 Ornithischia - Ankylosauridae
? Ankylosauridae indet. Brown 1908 ornithischian
 Neornithischia - Rhabdodontidae
"Rhabdodon aff. robustus" = Zalmoxes robustus
"Rhabdodon aff. robustus" = Zalmoxes robustus Nopcsa 1900 rhabdodontid
 Crocodylia - Alligatoridae
? Alligatoridae indet. Gray 1844 crocodilian
 Loricata - Hylaeochampsidae
Acynodon iberoccitanus Buscalioni et al. 1997 crocodilian
 Loricata - Krokolithidae
Krokolithidae indet. Kohring and Hirsch 1996 crocodile eggshell
 Squamata -
Lacertilia indet. lizard
vertebrae, "eggshell with gekkonoid structural morphotype"
? Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
 Charales - Feistiellaceae
 Charales - Characeae
Peckichara pectinata
"forme naine"