La Buzinie roadworks, Champniers (B2) (Cretaceous of France)

Also known as Angoulême

Where: Poitou-Charentes, France (45.7° N, 0.2° W: paleocoordinates 34.5° N, 1.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• B2gl subunit

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: paralic; glauconitic sandstone

• 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 77231: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 04.01.2008, edited by Jonathan Tennant, Terri Cleary, Philip Mannion and Patricia Holroyd

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines -
Testudines indet.1 Batsch 1788 turtle
A few shell fragments
 Testudines - Dortokidae
Dortokidae indet.5 turtle
Incomplete specimen
 Testudinata - Helochelydridae
Helochelys danubina2 von Meyer 1854 turtle
Shell fragments
 Saurischia -
Macronaria indet.3 Sereno 1997 sauropod
 Saurischia - Brachiosauridae
Brachiosauridae indet.6 Riggs 1904 brachiosaurid
 Avetheropoda - Carcharodontosauridae
Carcharodontosauridae indet. Stromer 1931 allosauroid
MA BZN 1, 2
? Carcharodontosauridae indet. Stromer 1931 allosauroid
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Dromaeosauridae indet. Colbert and Russell 1969 coelurosaur
MA BZN 3, 4, 8
? Dromaeosauridae indet. Colbert and Russell 1969 coelurosaur
 Ornithischia - Nodosauridae
Nodosauridae indet. Marsh 1890 ornithischian
MA BZN 5, 6
 Squamata - Dolichosauridae
? Dolichosauridae indet.7 squamates
Simoliophis rochebrunei4 Sauvage 1880 squamates
MA BZN 10-49, vertebrae