‘Grande Mène’ lignite seam, Fuveau (Cretaceous to of France)

Where: Bouches-du-Rhône, France (43.4° N, 5.3° E: paleocoordinates 33.9° N, 6.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Santonian to Santonian (86.3 - 70.6 Ma)

• Fuvelian deposits

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lignite

• lignite

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Matheron; reposited in the MNHN

Primary reference: P. Matheron. 1869. Notice sur les reptiles fossiles des dépôts fluvio-lacustres crétacés du bassin à lignite de Fuveau [Notice on the fossil reptiles from the Cretaceous fluvio-lacustrine deposits of the lignitic Fuveau Basin]. Mémoires de l'Académie des Sciences, Belles-Lettres, et Arts de Marseille 1868–1869:345-379 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 114967: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 26.08.2011, edited by Roger Benson

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Bothremydidae
"Pleurosternon provinciale n. sp." = Polysternon provinciale
"Pleurosternon provinciale n. sp." = Polysternon provinciale Matheron 1869 sideneck turtle
MHNM 1982-853, Coll. Matheron, anterior portion of carapace, designated as lectotype in Broin (1977: 37, fig. 1; pl. 1, fig. 3). MHNM: 2 shell fragments incl. an anterior portion of carapace; (MHNM 1982-853, Matheron coll.; Matheron, 1869; Broin, 1977: fig. 1, pl. 1, fig. 3a, b; the other specimen was lost by the time Broin reviewed the material in 1977)
 Loricata - Allodaposuchidae
"Crocodilus affuvelensis n. sp." = Massaliasuchus affuvelensis
"Crocodilus affuvelensis n. sp." = Massaliasuchus affuvelensis Matheron 1869 crocodilian
MHNM 482.1 (orbital region & portion of mandible), MHNM 482.2 (portion of rostrum)