Montplô Nord, Cruzy (Cretaceous to of France)

Also known as Montplo-Nord

Where: Languedoc-Roussillon, France (43.3° N, 3.0° E: paleocoordinates 34.5° N, 3.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Campanian to Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 66.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; red marl and sandstone

• floodplain environment
• Continental red marls interbedded with sandstone lenses

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J.-C. Guilhaumon in 1996

Collection methods: mechanical,

• discovered by Jean-Claude Guilhaumon

Primary reference: R. Fléaux. 1999. La terreur du crétacé [The terror of the Cretaceous]. Sciences et Avenir May 1999:46-48 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 59887: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 19.04.2006, edited by Roger Benson and Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
  -
Bivalvia indet.1 Linnaeus 1758 clam
freshwater bivalves
Actinopteri
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteidae indet.1 Cuvier 1825 gar
Reptilia
 Testudines - Bothremydidae
Foxemys mechinorum2 Tong et al. 1998 sideneck turtle
MC uncataloged, shell
 Saurischia - Titanosauridae
Titanosauridae indet.1 Lydekker 1885 titanosaurid
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Dromaeosauridae indet.1 Colbert and Russell 1969 coelurosaur
Aves
 Ornithothoraces -
Gargantuavis philoinos1 Buffetaut and Le Loeuff 1998 bird
MC-MN478 (cervical vertebra)
Reptilia
 Saurischia - Abelisauridae
Abelisauridae indet. Bonaparte and Novas 1985 ceratosaur
femur
 Ornithischia - Nodosauridae
Nodosauridae indet.1 Marsh 1890 ornithischian
 Neornithischia - Rhabdodontidae
Rhabdodon sp.3 Matheron 1869 rhabdodontid
MN25
 Pterosauria - Azhdarchidae
Azhdarchidae indet.1 Nessov 1984 pterosaur
 Loricata -
"Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia1
"Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia1 Owen 1842 crocodilian