Fox-Amphoux-Métisson (Cretaceous of France)

Also known as Fox-Amphoux

Where: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France (43.6° N, 6.1° E: paleocoordinates 34.2° N, 6.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Grès à Reptiles Formation, Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• part of the Fox-Amphoux syncline; = Lower Rognacian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fine channel fill; lenticular, silty sandstone

• Lens (about 50 cm in thickness) of fine channel-fill deposits and silty sandstones with pisoliths and quartz grains

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by A. F. de Lapparent in 1939

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

• ARPV

Primary reference: A. F. d. Lapparent. 1947. Les dinosauriens du Crétacé Supérieur du Midi de la France [The dinosaurs of the Upper Cretaceous of the south of France]. Mémoires de la Société Géologique de France, Nouvelle Série 56:1-54 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 132354: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 14.08.2012, edited by Matthew Carrano

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Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda -
Decapoda indet.1 Latreille 1802 decapod
Bivalvia
 Unionida - Unionidae
Unio cuvieri1 freshwater mussel
Chondrichthyes
 Selachii -
Osteichthyes
 Osteichthyes -
Osteichthyes indet.1 Huxley 1880 bony fish
Reptilia
 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines1
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines1 Batsch 1788 turtle
 Saurischia -
Titanosauria indet.1 Bonaparte and Coria 1993 sauropod
FAM 03.064 (partial braincase); FAM 10.01 (fragment of skull roof [R frontal and fragment of parietal] from 2nd individual); FAM 03.175 (fragment of skull roof [R frontal & partial parietal] from 3rd individual); FAM 03.06, 03.08, 03.11, 03.55, 03.62, 03.200, 04.16, 04.17 and 04.18 (9 isolated teeth)
 Saurischia - Titanosauridae
Megaloolithus siruguei1 Vianey-Liaud et al. 1994 titanosaurid
Cairanoolithus dughii1 Vianey-Liaud et al. 1994 titanosaurid
 Saurischia -
cf. Lirainosaurus astibiae2 Sanz et al. 1999 sauropod
left femur, FOX107; right femur, MHN.Aix.PV.2001.124
Theropoda indet.1 Marsh 1881 theropod
 Ornithischia -
Ankylosauria indet.1 Osborn 1923 ornithischian
 Neornithischia -
Ornithopoda indet.1 Marsh 1881 bird foot dinosaur
 Loricata -
Crocodylomorpha indet.1 Hay 1930 crocodilian
 Squamata -
Squamata indet.1 Oppel 1811 lizard
unclassified
  -
Plantae indet.1 Haeckel 1866
"vegetal remains"