Le Jadet Quarry (upper) (Cretaceous of France)

Also known as Saint-Martory

Where: Haute-Garonne, France (43.1° N, 0.9° E: paleocoordinates 35.1° N, 0.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Calcarenites du Jadet Formation (Ausseing Group), Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• orig. assigned to Lestaillats Marls/Marnes de Lestaillats and Calcaire Nankin 2

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; pebbly, yellow, argillaceous, sandy grainstone

• "The emergent terrains of this epoch extended markedly more to the west of this locality, while the Upper Cretaceous continental is present a dozen kilometers to the east of the quarry where the piece we described was found." "Shallow marine, possibly estuarine" (Buffetaut et al. 1991)

•(French translated by M. Carrano.)

• The "nankin limestone" which is exploited here constitutes a bed characteristic of the Upper Cretaceous of the Petits Pyrénées. It is a limestone of reddish tint, sometimes rose, slightly sandy." (French translated by M. Carrano).

•Bed is ochre-colored sandy calcarenites associated with soft clay pebbles"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1971

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: J. -P. Paris and P. Taquet. 1973. Découverte d'un fragment de dentaire d'Hadrosaurien (Reptile Dinosaurien) dans le Crétacé supérieur des Petites Pyrénées (Haute-Garonne) [Discovery of a fragment of dentary from a hadrosaurian (dinosaurian reptile) in the Upper Cretaceous of the Petites Pyrénées (Haute-Garonne)]. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 3e série 130:17-27 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 13218: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 29.01.2002

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Taxonomic list

 Rotaliina - Lepitorbitoididae
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Exogyra pyrenaica" = Amphidonte (Amphidonte) pyrenaicum
"Exogyra pyrenaica" = Amphidonte (Amphidonte) pyrenaicum Leymerie 1851 oyster
 Ostreida - Flemingostreidae
"Alectryonia larva" = Agerostrea ungulatus3
"Alectryonia larva" = Agerostrea ungulatus3 Schlotheim 1813 oyster
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
 Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae
Enchodus cf. faujasi2 Agassiz 1843
dentary fragment; MDE-Sm1-01
 Neornithischia -
Hadrosauroidea indet.1 Huene 1954 bird foot dinosaur
MNHN uncat. (L dentary fragment)
 Loricata -
Eusuchia indet.2 crocodilian
 Paxillosida - Astropectinidae
Dipsacaster jadeti3 Breton et al. 1995 sea star