Le Roubreau tracksite, Largentière mine (Triassic to of Germany)

Also known as Ardèche

Where: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Germany (44.5° N, 4.3° E: paleocoordinates 9.4° N, 16.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Grès Inférieurs du Roubreau Formation, Anisian to Anisian (247.2 - 237.0 Ma)

• from the "detrital" basal formation, 10 m above base, correlated with either Muschelkalk or Buntsandstein; 3 layers

•Anisian to early Ladinian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, trace

Collected by J. Samama, SMMP in 1963, 1967–1972

Collection methods: salvage, surface (in situ),

• excavated by la Société Métallurgique et Minière Peñarroya (SMMP)

Primary reference: G. Demathieu and J. C. Samama. 1968. Les empreintes de pas fossiles des grés triasiques de la mine de Largentière (Ardèche) [The fossil footprints from the Triassic sandstones of the Largentière mine (Ardèche)]. Bulletin Scientifique de Bourgogne 25:347-367 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 192151: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 13.03.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

  - Rhynchosauroidae
Rhynchosauroides petri Demathieu 1966 reptile
Phalangichnus sp. Schmidt 1959 reptile
 Theromorpha -
Theromorpha "indet. 1"1 reptile
"theromorphoid" tracks, chamber U
Theromorpha "indet. 2"1 reptile
trackway X (Y')
 Thecodontia -
Rotodactylus rati2 Demathieu 1971 archosaur
"Chirotherium barthi" = Chirotherium barthii Kaup 1835 archosaur
Chirotherium parvum Hitchcock 1889 archosaur
 Saurischia -
Coelurosaurichnus largentierensis n. sp.1 Courel and Demathieu 1976 saurischian
trackway VIII
 Saurischia - Parachirotheriidae
Sphingopus ferox Demathieu 1966 theropod
prints in chambers X', Y'
 Pseudosuchia - Chirotheriidae
Isochirotherium felenci n. sp.1 Courel and Demathieu 1976 archosaur
trackways in chambers X', Y', U
Isochirotherium delicatum n. sp.1 Courel and Demathieu 1976 archosaur
trackways IV, V
? Brachychirotherium sp. Beurlen 1950 archosaur
Brachychirotherium gallicum2 Willruth 1917 archosaur
Brachychirotherium circaparvum1 Demathieu 1971 archosaur
trackways S (X'), IV (Y')