Vauban cliff, Fouras Peninsula (B2ms) (Cretaceous of France)

Also known as Fouras-Vauban

Where: Poitou-Charentes, France (46.0° N, 1.1° W: paleocoordinates 34.8° N, 0.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• Subunit B2ms

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: paralic; mudstone

• detrital paralic environment

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: R. Vullo, D. Neraudeau, and T. Lenglet. 2007. Dinosaur teeth from the Cenomanian of Charentes, western France: evidence for a mixed Laurasian-Gondwanan assemblage. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(4):931-943 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 77232: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 04.01.2008, edited by Jonathan Tennant, Philip Mannion and Patricia Holroyd

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
? Lepisosteidae indet.3 Cuvier 1825 gar
Reptilia
 Testudinata - Helochelydridae
Helochelys danubina1 von Meyer 1854 turtle
Shell fragments
 Saurischia -
Macronaria indet.2 Sereno 1997 sauropod
MTA FVA 1
 Avetheropoda - Carcharodontosauridae
? Carcharodontosauridae indet. Stromer 1931 allosauroid
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
? Dromaeosauridae indet. Colbert and Russell 1969 coelurosaur
 Neornithischia -
Iguanodontoidea indet. Hay 1902 bird foot dinosaur
 Pterosauria - Ornithocheiridae
Ornithocheiridae indet.4 pterosaur
MA FVA 2
 Squamata - Dolichosauridae
Simoliophis rochebrunei5 Sauvage 1880 squamates
MA FVA 4, vertebra
 Squamata -
Scincoidea indet.5 Oppel 1811 squamates