La Pissoire Quarries, EF3 tracksite (Triassic to of France)

Also known as Saint-Sernin-du-Bois, EF 3

Where: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, 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)

• 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. 1974. Les traces de vertébrés triasiques de l’Autunois et du Nord du Charollais [Triassic vertebrate traces from the Autunois and the northern Charollais]. Bulletin Trimestriel de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle et des Amis du Muséum d'Autun 69:7-24 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 68223: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 09.01.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

  - Rhynchosauroidae
Rhynchosauroides sp. Maidwell 1911 reptile
 Thecodontia -
Rotodactylus lucasi1 Demathieu and Gand 1973 archosaur
 Saurischia -
"Coelurosaurichnus palissyi n. sp." = Coelurosaurichnus palyssi2, Coelurosaurichnus perriauxi
"Coelurosaurichnus palissyi n. sp." = Coelurosaurichnus palyssi2 Gand 1976 saurischian
Coelurosaurichnus perriauxi Demathieu and Gand 1972 saurischian
 Pseudosuchia - Chirotheriidae
Brachychirotherium pachydactylum1 Demathieu and Gand 1973 archosaur