Le Roubreau tracksite, Largentière mine: Anisian - Ladinian, Germany
collected by J. Samama, SMMP 1963, 1967–1972

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Reptilia - Rhynchosauroidae
Rhynchosauroides petri Demathieu 1966
Phalangichnus sp. Schmidt 1959
4 specimens
Reptilia - Theromorpha
Theromorpha informal indet. 1 Cope 1878
Courel and Demathieu 1976
"theromorphoid" tracks, chamber U
Theromorpha informal indet. 2 Cope 1878
Courel and Demathieu 1976 1 individual
trackway X (Y')
Reptilia - Anchisauripodidae
Coelurosaurichnus largentierensis n. sp. Courel and Demathieu 1976
Courel and Demathieu 1976 1 individual
trackway VIII
Reptilia - Parachirotheriidae
Sphingopus ferox Demathieu 1966
2 individuals
prints in chambers X', Y'
Reptilia - Chirotheriidae
Isochirotherium felenci n. sp. Courel and Demathieu 1976
Courel and Demathieu 1976 23 individuals
trackways in chambers X', Y', U
Isochirotherium delicatum n. sp. Courel and Demathieu 1976
Courel and Demathieu 1976 2 individuals
trackways IV, V
Chirotherium barthi (Kaup 1835)
2 specimens
original and current combination Chirotherium barthii
Chirotherium parvum (Hitchcock 1889)
? Brachychirotherium sp. Beurlen 1950
1 specimen
Brachychirotherium gallicum (Willruth 1917)
Courel and Demathieu 1995
synonym of Chirotherium barthii
Brachychirotherium circaparvum Demathieu 1971
Courel and Demathieu 1976 2 individuals
trackways S (X'), IV (Y')
Reptilia - Rotodactylidae
Rotodactylus rati Demathieu 1971
Courel and Demathieu 1995
see common names

Country:Germany State/province:Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes County:Ardèche
Coordinates: 44.5° North, 4.3° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:9.4° North, 16.8° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Triassic Epoch:Middle Triassic
10 m.y. bin:Triassic 2
Key time interval:Anisian - Ladinian
Age range of interval:247.20000 - 237.00000 m.y. ago
Formation:Grès Inférieurs du Roubreau
Stratigraphic resolution:group of beds
Stratigraphy comments: from the "detrital" basal formation, 10 m above base, correlated with either Muschelkalk or Buntsandstein; 3 layers
Anisian to early Ladinian
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:desiccation cracks sandstone
Includes fossils?Y
Environment:terrestrial indet.
Modes of preservation:cast,trace
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Spatial orientation:life position
Associated major elements:some
Temporal resolution:snapshot
Spatial resolution:parautochthonous
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:salvage,surface (in situ),observed (not collected)
Reason for describing collection:general faunal/floral analysis
Collectors:J. Samama, SMMP Collection dates:1963, 1967–1972
Collection method comments: excavated by la Société Métallurgique et Minière Peñarroya (SMMP)
Also known as:Ardèche
Database number:192151
Authorizer:M. Carrano Enterer:M. Carrano
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:2018-03-13 17:22:23 Last modified:2019-05-06 10:42:39
Access level:the public Released:2018-03-13 17:22:23
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

65009. 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]

Secondary references:

67993 L. Courel and G. Demathieu. 1976. Une ichnofaune reptiliene remarquable dans les grès triasiques de Largentière (Ardèche, France) [A remarkable reptilian ichnofauna from the Triassic sandstones of Largentière (Ardèche, France)]. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 151(4–6):194-216 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
68041 L. Courel and G. R. Demathieu. 1995. Tentative stratigraphic correlation using ichnological data from continental sandstone series and marine faunas in the Middle Triassic of Europe. Albertiana 15:83-91 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
68923 G. R. Demathieu. 1970. Empreintes de Pas de Vertébrés du Trias de la Bordure Nord-Est du Massif Central (Vertebrate Footprints from the Triassic of the Northeast Border of the Massif Central]. Cahiers de Paléontologie 1-211 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
19626ETE G. Gand and G. Demathieu. 2005. Les pistes dinosauroïds du Trias moyen français: interprétation et réévaluation de la nomenclature [The French Middle Triassic dinosauroid trackways: interpretation and nomenclatural reevaluation]. Geobios 38:725-749 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
67995 G. Gand, G. Demathieu, and C. Montenat. 2007. Les traces de pas d'amphibiens, de dinosaures et autres reptiles du Mesozoïque français: Inventaire et interpretations [Footprints of amphibians, dinosaurs, and other reptiles from the French Mesozoic: inventory and interpretations]. Palaeovertebrata 2007(1–4):1-149 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]