Cherves-de-Cognac, level 36 (Cretaceous of France)

Also known as Champblanc Quarry

Where: Poitou-Charentes, France (45.8° N, 0.3° W: paleocoordinates 36.7° N, 9.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Berriasian (145.0 - 139.8 Ma)

• in the "High Fossiliferous Zone" (HFZ) = levels 32-37

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine deltaic; lithology not reported

• storm or flood deposit
• includes hummocky cross-stratification

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 2001-

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: J.-M. Mazin and J.-P. Billon-Bruyat. 2002. Le gisement paléontologique de Cherves-de-Cognac [The paleontological locality of Cherves-de-Cognac]. Pour La Science 293:30-31 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 61930: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 07.07.2006, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes - Polyacrodontidae
Polyacrodus sp. Jaekel 1889 elasmobranch
 Hybodontiformes - Lonchidiidae
Lonchidiidae indet.4 Herman 1977 elasmobranch
Actinopteri
 Ichthyodectiformes - Ichthyodectidae
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Pycnodontidae indet.4 Agassiz 1835
 Amiiformes - Caturidae
Caturidae indet.4 Owen 1860 bowfin
 Semionotiformes - Semionotidae
Semionotidae indet.4 Woodward 1890
Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae
Albanerpetontidae indet.3 Fox and Naylor 1982 tetrapod
Reptilia
 Testudinata - Helochelydridae
"cf. Tretosternum sp." = Tretosternon4
"cf. Tretosternum sp." = Tretosternon4 Owen 1842 turtle
 Saurischia - Camarasauridae
Camarasauridae indet. Cope 1877 camarasaurid
 Theropoda -
 Avetheropoda - Archaeopterygidae
Archaeopterygidae indet.3 Huxley 1871 avialan
CHVm03.514 (tooth)
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Nuthetes sp.4 Owen 1854 coelurosaur
 Ornithischia -
Stegosauria indet.1 Marsh 1877 ornithischian
 Ornithischia - Heterodontosauridae
Heterodontosauridae indet.3 Romer 1966 heterodontosaurid
 Neornithischia -
Iguanodontia indet.3 bird foot dinosaur
 Pterosauria -
Pterodactyloidea indet.3 Plieninger 1901 pterosaur
 Loricata -
Bernissartia fagesii4 Dollo 1883 crocodilian
 Loricata - Pholidosauridae
Pholidosaurus purbeckensis2 Mansel-Pleydell 1888 crocodilian
Two skulls (including CHE03.100) kept at the Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (Martin and Buffetaut 2012)
 Loricata - Goniopholididae
Goniopholis sp. Owen 1842 crocodilian
 Loricata - Atoposauridae
Theriosuchus sp.4 Owen 1878 crocodilian
 Squamata -
Squamata indet.3 Oppel 1811 squamates
 Rhynchocephalia - Sphenodontidae
Sphenodontidae indet.3 Cope 1869 rhynchocephalian
Mammalia
 Eutriconodonta - Triconodontidae
Triconodon sp.4 Owen 1859 mammal
 Theriiformes - Dryolestidae
Dryolestidae indet.3 Marsh 1879 mammal
 Theriiformes - Spalacotheriidae
Spalacotherium evansae4 Ensom and Sigogneau-Russell 2000 mammal
 Allotheria -
Multituberculata indet.3 Cope 1884 multituberculate