Font-de-Benon quarry, Archingeay-Les Nouillers (Cretaceous of France)

Where: Poitou-Charentes, France (45.9° N, 0.7° W: paleocoordinates 34.7° N, 1.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• "Cénomanien basal"; from subunits B1c1-3 and B1c1-4

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; sandy limestone and lithified, white limestone

• "infralittoral proximal"
• "sables calcaires à tendance lumachellique... de couleur blanche ou beige" (B1c1-3) and "faciès blanc plus cimenté... d’aspect non coquillier, mais plutôt grenu"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: R. Vullo, D. Néraudeau, and B. Videt. 2003. Un faciès de type falun dans le Cénomanien basal de Charente-Maritime (France). Annales de Paléontologie 89(3):171-189 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 73862: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 07.07.2007, edited by Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• "gisement numéro 21 de Néraudeau et Moreau (1989)"
unclassified
  -
Textulariina
 Orbitolinacea - Orbitolinidae
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Cnismatocentridae
"Terebratula biplicata" = Nucleatina biplicata
"Terebratula biplicata" = Nucleatina biplicata Sowerby 1812
 Rhynchonellida - Cyclothyrididae
Cyclothyris compressa Valenciennes 1819
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Ceratostreon flabellatum" = Amphidonte (Ceratostreon) flabellatum Goldfuss 1833 oyster
Rhynchostreon suborbiculatum Lamarck 1801 oyster
 Ostreida - Arctostreidae
 Hippuritida - Ichthyosarcolitidae
Ichthyosarcolites triangularis Desmarest 1822 rudist
 Hippuritida - Radiolitidae
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Granocardium cf. productum Sowerby 1832 cockle
Gastropoda
 Heterostrophia -
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
"Harpagodes incerta" = Harpagodes nodosus
"Harpagodes incerta" = Harpagodes nodosus Sowerby 1823 snail
Stenolaemata
 Cyclostomata - Eleidae
"Meliceritites sp." = Melicertites
"Meliceritites sp." = Melicertites Römer 1840
Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodus sp. Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
Tribodus morlati elasmobranch
 Sclerorhynchiformes - Sclerorhynchidae
? Micropristis sp. Capetta 1980 elasmobranch
 Sclerorhynchiformes - Ptychotrygonidae
"Ptychotrygon sp." = Ptychotrygon, "Ptychotrygonoides pouiti" = Ptychotrygon
"Ptychotrygon sp." = Ptychotrygon Jaekel 1894 elasmobranch
"Ptychotrygonoides pouiti" = Ptychotrygon elasmobranch
 Myliobatiformes -
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
"Pseudohypolophus mcnultyi" = Hypolophus mcnultyi
"Pseudohypolophus mcnultyi" = Hypolophus mcnultyi Thurmond 1971 whiptail stingray
 Pristiformes - Pristidae
Onchopristis dunklei McNulty and Slaughter 1962 sawfish
 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
Squalicorax sp. Whitley 1939 crow shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
 Euselachii - Mitsukurinidae
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
Cantioscyllium aff. decipiens Woodward 1889 nurse shark
 Orectolobiformes -
cf. Almascyllium sp. Cappetta 1980 carpet shark
Actinopteri
 Pachycormiformes - Pachycormidae
Protosphyraena sp. Leidy 1857
 Neopterygii -
Osteichthyes
 Salientia -
Anura indet.2 frog
MA FDB 3
Reptilia
 Saurischia -
? Sauropoda indet.4 Marsh 1878 sauropod
MA FDB 10
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Dromaeosauridae indet.5 Colbert and Russell 1969 coelurosaur
"unnumbered tooth fragments"
 Avetheropoda - Troodontidae
Troodontidae indet.5 Gilmore 1924 coelurosaur
MA FBN 1, MA FDB 8, 9
 Pterosauria - Ornithocheiridae
Ornithocheiridae indet.3 pterosaur
MA FDB 2
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian
 Squamata -
Squamata "indet. B"6 Oppel 1811 squamates
MA FDB 7
 Squamata - Dolichosauridae
Simoliophis rochebrunei Sauvage 1880 squamates
 Ophidia -
Ophidia "indet. A"6 snake
MA FDB 4, FDB 5
Ophidia "indet. B"6 snake
MA FDB 6
Mammalia
 Theriiformes -
Arcantiodelphys marchandi n. gen. n. sp.1
Arcantiodelphys marchandi n. gen. n. sp.1 Vullo and Gheerbrant 2009 metatherian
Asteroidea
 Paxillosida - Astropectinidae
Astropectinidae indet. Gray 1840 sea star
 Valvatida - Goniasteridae
Spenceraster rugosus Spencer 1907 sea star
Caletaster romani Breton 1988 sea star
Comptonia sp. Gray 1840 sea star
Echinoidea
 Cidaroida - Histocidaridae
 Arbacioida - Arbaciidae
Goniopygus menardi Desmarest in Defrance 1925 sea urchin
 Holectypoida - Holectypidae
Coenholectypus excisus Desor 1847 sea urchin
 Holectypoida - Anorthopygidae
 Holectypoida -
 Irregularia - Pygasteridae
 Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae
Periaster undulatus heart urchin
 Irregularia - Clypeidae
Pygurus lampas de la Beche 1833 sea urchin
 Cassiduloida - Cassidulidae
Nucleopygus similis d'Orbigny 1856 sea urchin
 Irregularia - Nucleolitidae
 Irregularia - Archiaciidae
 Salenioida - Hyposaleniidae
 Euechinoidea - Pseudodiadematidae
Tetragramma variolare Brongniart 1822 sea urchin
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Stephanodus
  - Trigonodontidae
? Stephanodus sp. Zittel 1883