North of Montséret, east Corbieres, "Le Pech Blanc" (Cretaceous to of France)

Also known as Monseret

Where: Languedoc-Roussillon, France (43.1° N, 2.8° E: paleocoordinates 34.3° N, 3.3° 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: terrestrial; gray claystone

• clay layers of greyish Late Cretaceous

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by M. Jean-Marie Marserou

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ), sieve,

Primary reference: H. Tong, E. Buffetaut, J. Le Loeuff, L. Cavin, and V. Martin. 1993. Decouverte de restes de vertebres dans le Cretace Superieur de Monseret (Corbieres Orientales, Aude). Bulletin de la Societe d'Etudes Scientifiques de l'Aude 93:161-164 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 88584: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 15.04.2009, edited by Roger Benson and Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteus sp. Agassiz 1843 gar
lanceolate teeth obtained by sieving
Reptilia
 Testudinata -
Testudinata indet.3 Oppel 1811 turtle
shell fragments
 Testudines - Bothremydidae
Polysternon provinciale2 Matheron 1869 sideneck turtle
one nuchal, left peripherals 1 and 2, from the same individual, one right perhipheral 2, a right peripheral 11 (or 9?), a partial neural 2 or 3, a right piece of the anterior part of a plastron, a fragment of xiphiplastron, dozens of shell fragments
 Crocodylia - Alligatoridae
Alligatoridae indet. Gray 1844 crocodilian
rare, small bulbous teeth obtained by sieving, similar to small Cretaceous 'allogatorides' from, for example, Provence. Also, the distal end of a crocodilian femur
 Squamata -
Varanoidea indet.1 Gray 1827 squamates
vertebrae