Cassagnau 1 (Cretaceous of France)

Where: Haute-Garonne, France (43.2° N, 1.0° E: paleocoordinates 35.2° N, 0.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Marnes d'Auzas Formation, Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: paralic; gray marl and pebbly sandstone

• transition zone between paralic and limnic deposits, "brackish coastal marsh"
• "gray marls including numerous charophytes, below a small sandy level showing aligned clay pebbles"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Lepicard, F. Segura in 1984, 1997

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: Y. Laurent, E. Buffetaut, and J. Le Loeuff. 2000. Un crane de Thoracosaurine (Crocodylia, Crocodylidae) dans le Maastrichtian Superieur du Sud de la France. Oryctos 3:19-27 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 118194: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 08.10.2011, edited by Jonathan Tennant and Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Elopiformes - Phyllodontidae
Phyllodontidae indet.2 Sauvage 1875
teeth
 Spariformes - Sparidae
? Sparidae indet.1 Cuvier 1817
teeth
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteidae indet.2 Cuvier 1825 gar
teeth; MDE-Cas1-15
cf. Lepisosteus sp.1 Agassiz 1843 gar
Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae
Albanerpetontidae indet.2 Fox and Naylor 1982 tetrapod
MDE-Cas1-156 (fragment of dentary)
Reptilia
 Testudines -
Pleurodira indet.1 sideneck turtle
 Saurischia - Titanosauridae
Titanosauridae indet.2 Lydekker 1885 titanosaurid
MDE-Cas1-10 (tooth)
 Saurischia -
Theropoda indet.1 Marsh 1881 theropod
MDA-Cas1-210
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Dromaeosauridae indet.2 Colbert and Russell 1969 coelurosaur
tooth, MDE-Cas1-92, ?claw
Aves
 Enantiornithes -
? Enantiornithes indet.1 bird
MDE-Cas1-152 (proximal part of scapula)
Reptilia
 Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae
Lambeosaurinae indet.3 Parks 1923 lambeosaurine
MDE-Cas1–200, proximal region of left ischium; dentary tooth crowns, four manual phalanges: MDE-CAS1-01, 03, 05, 07, 11, 14, 166, 207, 212, 215-216, 226, 256
 Crocodylia -
Thoracosaurus neocesariensis De Kay 1842 crocodilian
MDE-Cas1-199 (near complete skull)
 Loricata - Allodaposuchidae
? Musturzabalsuchus sp.1 Buscalioni et al. 1997 crocodilian
Numerous teeth
 Squamata -
Lacertilia indet.1 lizard
dentary