Ausseing (Cretaceous of France)

Where: Haute-Garonne, France (43.1° N, 1.0° E: paleocoordinates 35.1° N, 1.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Marnes de Lestaillats Formation (Ausseing Group), Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• = Lestaillats Marls; "two close but distinct levels"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified, gray marl and yellow sandstone

• "an alternation of gray marls with limestone poupées", yellow sands rich in organic matter, and very indurated gray marls"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by R. Chance in 1997

Primary reference: Y. Laurent. 2003. Les faunes de vertébrés continentaux du Maastrichtien supérieur d'Europe: systématique et biodiversité [The continental vertebrate faunas of the upper Maastrichtian of Europe: systematics and biodiversity]. Strata, Série 2 41:1-81 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 148954: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 28.07.2013, edited by Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Osteichthyes -
Osteichthyes indet. Huxley 1880 bony fish
vertebrae
Actinopteri
 Elopiformes - Phyllodontidae
Phyllodontidae indet. Sauvage 1875
teeth; MDA-Aus-245
 Spariformes - Sparidae
? Sparidae indet. Cuvier 1817
teeth; MDE-Aus-249
 Amiiformes - Palaeolabridae
cf. Palaeolabrus sp. Casier 1967 bowfin
tooth plates
 Amiiformes - Amiidae
? Amiidae indet. Huxley 1861 bowfin
tooth plates, vertebrae; MDE-Aus-246, 247 (3 teeth)
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteidae indet. Cuvier 1825 gar
teeth; MDE-Aus-242
cf. Lepisosteus sp. de Lacepède 1803 gar
teeth; MDE-Aus-243
cf. Atractosteus sp. Rafinesque 1820 gar
teeth; MDE-Aus-244
Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae
Albanerpetontidae indet. Fox and Naylor 1982 tetrapod
dentaries; MDA-Aus-251
 Salientia -
Anura indet. Fischer von Waldheim 1813 frog
MDE-Aus-252, 253
Reptilia
 Testudines -
Pleurodira indet. sideneck turtle
shell pieces, girdle and limb bones, scapulocoracoid, epiplastron, hypoplastron, xiphiplastron; MDE-Aus-10, 14, 29, 51, 56, 58, 118, 133, 136, 146
 Testudines - Bothremydidae
? Foxemys sp. Tong et al. 1998 sideneck turtle
entoplastron; MDE-Aus-18
 Testudinata - Helochelydridae
? Solemys sp. de Lapparent de Broin and Murelaga 1996 turtle
shell pieces; MDE-Aus-16, 183
 Saurischia - Titanosauridae
Titanosauridae indet. Lydekker 1885 titanosaurid
tibia, MDE-Aus-129; metacarpal, MDE-Aus-177
 Neornithischia -
Hadrosauroidea indet. Huene 1954 bird foot dinosaur
MDE-Aus-185, left ischium; MDE-Aus-01, 03, 09, 47, 65, 67, 111, 130, 145, 155, 160, 164, 184
 Crocodylia -
Crocodylia indet. Owen 1842 crocodilian
teeth, osteoderms; MDE-Aus-06, 112, 187
Thoracosaurus neocesariensis De Kay 1842 crocodilian
 Loricata - Allodaposuchidae
? Musturzabalsuchus sp. Buscalioni et al. 1997 crocodilian
teeth; MDE-Aus-124, 230
 Loricata - Hylaeochampsidae
Acynodon cf. iberoccitanus Buscalioni et al. 1997 crocodilian
teeth; MDE-Aus-71, 74, 77
 Squamata -
Lacertilia indet. lizard
MDE-Aus-154, vertebra
Scincomorpha indet. lizard
dentary, MDE-Aus-255