Cassagnau 2 (Cretaceous of France)

Where: Haute-Garonne, France (43.2° N, 1.0° E: paleocoordinates 35.2° N, 0.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Marnes d'Auzas Formation (Ausseing Group), Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• 15 m above Cassagnau 1

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; intraclastic, calcareous sandstone and marl

• "lenticular: they are sandstones with calcareous cement rich in intraclasts and large clasts alternating with limonitic marls"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Musée des Dinosaures

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: J. E. Company, A. Galobart, and R. Gaete. 1998. First data on the hadrosaurid dinosaurs (Ornithischia, Dinosauria) from the Upper Cretaceous of Valencia, Spain. Oryctos 1:121-126 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 67196: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 13.11.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Hellenocyclina beotica3 Reichel 1949
 Rotaliacea - Calcarinidae
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteidae indet.2 Cuvier 1825 gar
cf. Lepisosteus sp.1 Agassiz 1843 gar
 Testudines -
Pleurodira indet.1 sideneck turtle
 Testudines - Bothremydidae
? Foxemys sp.1, "Elochelys convenarum n. sp." = Iberoccitanemys convenarum3
? Foxemys sp.1 Tong et al. 1998 sideneck turtle
epiplastron & entoplastron; MDE-Cas2-212
"Elochelys convenarum n. sp." = Iberoccitanemys convenarum3 Laurent et al. 2002 sideneck turtle
MDE-Cas2-259 (complete carapace)
 Saurischia - Titanosauridae
Titanosauridae indet.2 Lydekker 1885 titanosaurid
MDE-Cas2-26, 27 (two teeth) and MDE-Cas2-25 (metapodial)
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Dromaeosauridae indet.2 Colbert and Russell 1969 coelurosaur
Teeth, MDE-Cas2-28 to 28; MDE-Cas2-25 (metacarpal)
 Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae
Lambeosaurinae indet.4 Parks 1923 lambeosaurine
 Loricata -
Eusuchia indet.1 crocodilian
vertebrae; MDE-Cas2-31, 32, 202, 218, 229
 Crocodylia -
Crocodylia indet.1 Owen 1842 crocodilian
MDE-Cas2-30, 51, 141, 224, 263, 264
Thoracosaurus neocesariensis1 De Kay 1842 crocodilian
MDE-Cas2-33, 35, 126, 202
 Loricata - Allodaposuchidae
? Musturzabalsuchus sp.1 Buscalioni et al. 1997 crocodilian
teeth; MDE-Cas2-231
 Squamata -
Varanoidea indet.2 Gray 1827 squamates
MDE-Cas2-124 (vertebra)