La Pissoire Quarries, EF2 tracksite (Triassic to of France)

Also known as Saint-Sernin-du-Bois tracksite 5, EF 2

Where: Saône-et-Loire, France (46.8° N, 4.4° E: paleocoordinates 11.6° N, 16.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Grès d'Antully Formation, Anisian to Anisian (247.2 - 237.0 Ma)

• located in the upper part of the fossiliferous zone of the quarry

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; argillaceous, sandy claystone and sandstone

• shallow marine environment with ripple-marks, lagoonal. Regression or evaporation leaves salt-water pools separated by small wrinkled "domes". Animals supposedly left traces immediately afterward, because the "wrinkled zone" shows neither tracks nor evaporites.
• "a natural mixture of an ancient clayey-sandy soil with reptile traces, which were not preserved in out study area." (translated by M. Carrano).

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: G. Gand. 1971. Découverte de documents ichnologiques nouveaux dans les carrières de la Pissoire (Plateau d’Antully–Saône-et-Loire) [Discovery of new ichnological documents in the la Pissoire quarries (Antully plateau–Saône-et-Loire)]. Bulletin Trimestriel de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle et des Amis du Muséum d'Autun 58:3-14 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 36226: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 19.01.2004

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Taxonomic list

  - Rhynchosauroidae
Rhynchosauroides triangulus n. sp.2 Gand 1977 reptile
Ass. EF2 LP
 Thecodontia -
Rotodactylus sp. Peabody 1948 archosaur
Rotodactylus lucasi1 Demathieu and Gand 1973 archosaur
 Saurischia -
Coelurosaurichnus sp.2, "Coelurosaurichnus cf. palyssii" = Coelurosaurichnus palissyi2
Coelurosaurichnus sp.2 Huene 1941 saurischian
"Coelurosaurichnus cf. palyssii" = Coelurosaurichnus palissyi2 Gand 1976 saurischian
 Pseudosuchia - Chirotheriidae
Brachychirotherium cf. pachydactylum2 Demathieu and Gand 1973 archosaur