Vaux-Eclusier (Cretaceous of France)

Where: Somme, France (49.0° N, 2.2° E: paleocoordinates 39.3° N, 4.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Santonian (85.8 - 83.5 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: white chalk

• Contains several phosphatic episodes

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: replaced with phosphate

Primary reference: N. Bardet. 2012. The mosasaur collections of the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle of Paris. Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France 183(1):35-53 [P. Mannion/J. Tennant]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 141941: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 03.04.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Platecarpus somenensis n. sp., "Mosasaurus gaudryi n. sp." = Tylosaurus gaudryi
Platecarpus somenensis n. sp. Thevenin 1896 mosasaur
MNHN 1895-7, incomplete skull
"Mosasaurus gaudryi n. sp." = Tylosaurus gaudryi Thevenin 1896 mosasaur
MNHN 1896-15, anterior portion of a cranium