A8 motorway, Pourrières (Cretaceous of France)

Also known as Jas Neuf Sud

Where: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France (43.5° N, 5.7° E: paleocoordinates 34.2° N, 6.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Aix-en-Provence Natural History Museum in 2006

• Specimens in Aix-en-Provence Natural History Museum

Primary reference: E. Buffetaut. 2008. Late Cretaceous pterosaurs from France: a review. Zitteliana B 28:249-255 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 89990: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 24.06.2009, edited by Jonathan Tennant and Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Reptilia
 Testudines - Bothremydidae
Foxemys sp.1 Tong et al. 1998 sideneck turtle
 Testudinata - Helochelydridae
Solemys sp.1 de Lapparent de Broin and Murelaga 1996 turtle
 Saurischia -
Ampelosaurus atacis2 Le Loeuff 1995 sauropod
 Saurischia - Abelisauridae
Arcovenator escotae n. gen. n. sp.1
Arcovenator escotae n. gen. n. sp.1 Tortosa et al. 2013 ceratosaur
MHNA-PV-2011.12.1, a complete basicranium arti-culated with its right postorbital (Fig. 2); MHNA-PV-2011.12.2a left squamosal (Fig. 4c, d), MHNA.PV.2011.12.15 a tooth(Fig. 4a); MHNA.PV.2011.12.5 an anterior caudal vertebra(Fig. 5a–d); MHNA.PV.2011.12.3 a right tibia (Fig. 6a–d) andMHNA.PV.2011.12.4 a right fibula (Fig. 6e, f). The holotype materialwas discovered in a single sedimentary layer and within a limitedarea. Specimens are housed in the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelled’Aix-en-Provence (MHNA), Bouches-du-Rhône, France.
 Ornithischia - Nodosauridae
Nodosauridae indet.1 Marsh 1890 ornithischian
 Neornithischia - Rhabdodontidae
Rhabdodon sp.1 Matheron 1869 rhabdodontid
 Pterosauria -
Pterosauria indet. Kaup 1834 pterosaur
Distal humerus, quadrate
 Loricata - Allodaposuchidae
Musturzabalsuchus sp.1 Buscalioni et al. 1997 crocodilian
 Loricata -
Ischyrochampsa sp.1 Vasse 1995 crocodilian