Chassiron (beds 1001-1005), Île d'Oléron (Jurassic of France)

Also known as Phare de Chassiron

Where: Poitou-Charentes, France (46.0° N, 1.4° W: paleocoordinates 36.8° N, 8.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: gigas ammonoid zone, 2 Member, Early/Lower Tithonian (150.8 - 145.0 Ma)

• beds 1001 to 1005 are grouped together, as the fossils are not separated in the published literature

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; black, blue claystone and black, blue marl

• "shallow-water embayment and tidal facies"
• "blue clays and marls"; "black to blue clays and marls"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: R. Vullo, D. Abit, M. Ballèvre, J.-P. Billon-Bruyat, R. Bourgeais Buffetaut, V. Daviero-Gomez, G. Garcia, B. Gomez, J.-M. Mazin, S. Morel, D. Néraudeau, J. Pouech, J.-C. Rage, J. Schnyder, and H. Tong. 2014. Palaeontology of the Purbeck-type (Tithonian, Late Jurassic) bonebeds of Chassiron (Oléron Island, western France). Comptes Rendus Palevol 13(5):421-441 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 164377: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 01.12.2014, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Ostracoda
 Podocopida - Cyprididae
 Podocopida -
Fabanella boloniensis ostracod
F. b. ornata
Bivalvia
 Cardiida - Neomiodontidae
Neomiodon sp. clam
1-2 species "close to N. fasciatus and N. angulatus"
 Cardiida - Psammobiidae
""Psammobia" tellinoides" = Gari (Psammobia)
""Psammobia" tellinoides" = Gari (Psammobia) clam
Gastropoda
 Architaenioglossa - Viviparidae
 Basommatophora - Planorbidae
Planorbidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 pulmonate
"an indeterminate calcitised and smooth species"
 Vertebrata -
Vertebrata indet. vertebrate
MO-CHA-56
Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Planohybodus sp. Rees and Underwood 2008 elasmobranch
MO-CHA-4
 Hybodontiformes - Lonchidiidae
Parvodus sp. Rees and Underwood 2002 elasmobranch
MO-CHA-1, 2, 3
Actinopteri
 Ichthyodectiformes - Ichthyodectidae
Ichthyodectidae indet. Crook 1892
MO-CHA-11
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Pycnodontidae indet. Agassiz 1835
 Amiiformes - Caturidae
Caturidae indet. Owen 1860 bowfin
 Amiiformes - Amiidae
? Amiidae indet. Huxley 1861 bowfin
MO-CHA-10
 Halecomorphi -
Ionoscopiformes indet. Grande and Bemis 1998
MO-CHA-8, 9
Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae
Albanerpetontidae indet. Fox and Naylor 1982 tetrapod
MO-CHA-12, 13
 Salientia -
Anura indet. Fischer von Waldheim 1813 frog
MO-CHA-18, 19; two forms
 Caudata -
Caudata "indet. 1" Scopoli 1777 salamander
MO-CHA-14, 15
Caudata "indet. 2" Scopoli 1777 salamander
MO-CHA-16, 17
Reptilia
 Testudines - Plesiochelyidae
Plesiochelyidae indet. Rütimeyer 1873 turtle
MO-CHA-22, 23
 Testudines - Eurysternidae
cf. Eurysternum sp. Meyer 1839 turtle
MO-CHA-24
 Testudines - Pleurosternidae
Pleurosternidae indet. Cope 1868 turtle
MO-CHA-21
Pleurosternidae indet. Cope 1868 turtle
MO-CHA-20
 Testudinata - Testudoolithidae
Testudoolithidae indet. Fang et al. 2003 turtle
 Saurischia -
? Sauropoda indet. Marsh 1878 sauropod
tooth fragment
 Saurischia - Titanosauridae
 Saurischia -
? Theropoda indet. Marsh 1881 theropod
small posterior caudal vertebrae
 Avetheropoda -
? Allosauroidea indet. Currie and Zhao 1994 allosauroid
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Dromaeosauridae indet. Colbert and Russell 1969 coelurosaur
MO-CHA-43
 Avetheropoda - Troodontidae
? Troodontidae indet. Gilmore 1924 coelurosaur
MO-CHA-44
 Saurischia - Spinosauridae
Spinosauridae indet. Stromer 1915 tetanuran
MO-CHA-41
 Saurischia - Megalosauridae
"? Megalosauridae indet." = Megalosauridae
"? Megalosauridae indet." = Megalosauridae Fitzinger 1843 tetanuran
MO-CHA-42
 Ornithischia - Stegosauridae
Stegosauridae indet. Marsh 1880 ornithischian
MO-CHA-39
 Neornithischia -
? Ornithopoda indet. Marsh 1881 bird foot dinosaur
isolated platycoelous vertebral centra
 Neornithischia - Iguanodontidae
Iguanodontidae indet. Bonaparte 1850 iguanodontid
MO-CHA-40
 Pterosauria -
Pterodactyloidea "indet. 5" pterosaur
MO-CHA-49
Pterodactyloidea "indet. 6" pterosaur
MO-CHA-50
Pterodactyloidea "indet. 7" pterosaur
MO-CHA-51
Pterodactyloidea indet. pterosaur
MO-CHA-52
 Pterosauria - Ctenochasmatidae
Ctenochasmatidae "indet. 3" ctenochasmatid
"or Boreopteridae?"; MO-CHA-47
Ctenochasmatidae "indet. 4" ctenochasmatid
"or Boreopteridae?"; MO-CHA-48
 Pterosauria - Azhdarchidae
? Azhdarchidae indet. Nessov 1984 pterosaur
distal end, left metacarpal IV
 Pterosauria - Rhamphorhynchidae
Rhamphorhynchidae indet. Seeley 1870 pterosaur
MO-CHA-45
? Rhamphorhynchidae indet. Seeley 1870 pterosaur
MO-CHA-46
 Crocodylia -
Crocodylia indet. Owen 1842 crocodilian
MO-CHA-38
 Loricata -
Bernissartia sp. Dollo 1883 crocodilian
MO-CHA-34, 35, 36, 37
 Loricata - Pholidosauridae
Pholidosaurus sp. Meyer 1841 crocodilian
MO-CHA-33
 Loricata - Goniopholididae
Goniopholis sp. Owen 1842 crocodilian
MO-CHA-25, 26, 27, 28, 29
 Loricata - Atoposauridae
Theriosuchus cf. pusillus Owen 1878 crocodilian
MO-CHA-30, 31, 32
 Loricata - Teleosauridae
Steneosaurus sp. Saint-Hilaire 1825 marine crocodile
 Squamata -
Squamata indet. Oppel 1811 squamates
 Choristodera -
? Cteniogenys sp. Gilmore 1928 choristodere
MO-CHA-53
Mammalia
 Mammalia -
 Theriiformes -
Cladotheria indet. McKenna 1975 mammal
MO-CHA-55, "stem Cladotheria"
 Multituberculata -
Multituberculata indet. multituberculate
MO-CHA-54
Charophyceae
 Charales - Characeae
Pinopsida
 Pinales - Araucariaceae
Agathoxylon sp. Harting 1848
 Pinales - Cheirolepidiaceae
Brachyoxylon sp. Hollick and Jeffrey 1909
unclassified
  -
Coniferophyta indet.
"at least two taxa"
Pteridophyta indet. Haeckel 1875
Lycopodiophyta indet. Scott 1900
"three types"