Ailhon tracksite, Daüs (Triassic to of France)

Also known as Aubenas, Ardèche

Where: Rhône-Alpes, France (44.6° N, 4.3° E: paleocoordinates 9.5° 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)

• Anisian to early Ladinian, orig. supposed to be Early Triassic

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone

• very thick, compact sandstone cliff that becomes black with weathering

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression, trace

Collected by Saumade, P. Bellin, A. Blanc, C. Montenat, A. de Lapparent in 1961–1962

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: A. Blanc. 1962. Empreintes de pas sur les grès d'Ailhon (Ardèche) [Footprints in the Ailhon sandstone (Ardèche)]. Bulletin Mensuel de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 31(10):316-317 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 199929: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 21.02.2019

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

  - Rhynchosauroidae
Rhynchosauroides cf. petri Demathieu 1966 reptile
 Thecodontia -
Chirotherium sp. Kaup 1835 archosaur
hundreds of prints
? Chirotherium sp. Kaup 1835 archosaur
unnamed tracks
 Dinosauria -
Dinosauria indet. dinosaur
second, large tridactyl form
 Saurischia - Eubrontidae
"cf. Grallator sp." = Grallator (Eubrontes)
"cf. Grallator sp." = Grallator (Eubrontes) Hitchcock 1845 theropod
 Pseudosuchia - Batrachopodidae
Dahutherium agilis n. gen. n. sp. Montenat 1968 archosaur
cf. Batrachopus sp. Hitchcock 1845 archosaur