Lignite mine of Valdonne, Fuveau (Cretaceous to of France)

Also known as Massaliasuchus ("Crocodilus") affuvelensis neotype locality

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

Reposited in the MNHN

Primary reference: J. E. Martin and E. Buffetaut. 2008. Crocodilus affuvelensis Matheron, 1869 from the Late Cretaceous of southern France: a reassessment. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 152:567-580 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 114968: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 26.08.2011, edited by Roger Benson

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Bothremydidae
"Elochelys major n. sp." = Polysternon provinciale
"Elochelys major n. sp." = Polysternon provinciale Matheron 1869 sideneck turtle
holotype of ‘‘Elochelys major’’ (MHNM1982-857; Nopcsa, 1931: pl. XIII; Broin, 1977: fig. 2, pl. 1, fig. 1); internal cast showing the plastron with pubic and ischiac scars (MHNM 1982- 855, collection Comte de Ge´rin-Ricard; Nopcsa, 1931: fig. 1; Broin, 1977: pl. 1, fig. 2); from ‘‘Valdonne’’, Fuveau Basin, France.
 Loricata - Allodaposuchidae
Massaliasuchus affuvelensis n. gen. Matheron 1869 crocodilian
MHNM 15427.0 (neotype: cranium from the posterior end of the naris to the anteriormost corner of the supratemporal fenestrae) and MHNM 10834.0 (rostrum and mandible in occlusion)