La Pissoire Quarries, EF4 (Triassic to of France)

Also known as Saint-Sernin-du-Bois, EF 4

Where: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France (46.8° N, 4.4° E: paleocoordinates 11.6° N, 16.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Grès d'Antully Formation, Anisian to Anisian (247.2 - 237.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; argillaceous, sandy claystone and sandstone

• shallow marine environment with ripple-marks, lagoonal. Regression or evaporation leaves salt-water pools separated by small wrinkled "domes". Animals supposedly left traces immediately afterward, because the "wrinkled zone" shows neither tracks nor evaporites.
• "a natural mixture of an ancient clayey-sandy soil with reptile traces, which were not preserved in out study area." (translated by M. Carrano).

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by G. Gand

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: G. Gand. 1971. Découverte de documents ichnologiques nouveaux dans les carrières de la Pissoire (Plateau d’Antully–Saône-et-Loire) [Discovery of new ichnological documents in the la Pissoire quarries (Antully plateau–Saône-et-Loire)]. Bulletin Trimestriel de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle et des Amis du Muséum d'Autun 58:3-14 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 199909: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 19.02.2019

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia - Eubrontidae
Anchisauripus bibractensis Demathieu 1971 theropod
 Pseudosuchia - Chirotheriidae
Brachychirotherium pachydactylum Demathieu and Gand 1973 archosaur
piste A
 Pseudosuchia - Rotodactylidae
Rotodactylus lucasi Demathieu and Gand 1973 archosaur