Le Bexen, Montplaisir (Cretaceous of France)

Also known as Fontjoncouse

Where: Aude, France (43.1° N, 2.8° E: paleocoordinates 35.7° N, 1.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Marnes rouges de Roquelongue Formation, Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• also listed as Calcaires et Argiles de Vignevielle"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; red, blue marl and limestone

• "The dinosaur locality is located above a freshwater limestone layer, within a series of red and purple marls, below a limestone bed containing flints and the charophyte Septorella ultima..."

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by R. Rocchia in 1992-1993

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: J. Le Loeuff, E. Buffetaut, M. Martin, V. Martin, and H. Tong. 1993. Découverte d'Hadrosauridae (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) dans le Maastrichtian des Corbières (Aude, France) [Discovery of Hadrosauridae (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) in the Maastrichtian of Corbières (Aude, France)]. Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences, Paris, Série II 316:1023-1029 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 28457: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 14.02.2003

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Taxonomic list

• Charophyte is from above the dinosaur layer.
 Testudines -
Pleurodira indet.3 sideneck turtle
 Testudinata - Helochelydridae
? Solemys sp.3 de Lapparent de Broin and Murelaga 1996 turtle
dermal plate
 Saurischia -
Theropoda indet.3 Marsh 1881 theropod
 Neornithischia -
Hadrosauroidea indet.2 Huene 1954 bird foot dinosaur
MDE-Fo1-01, 03-05, 10-12, 14, 16-19, 21-23, 45, 53, 64, 97, 114-115, 136, 139, 143, 148
 Pterosauria -
Pterosauria indet.1 pterosaur
MDE-Fo1-20, section of a wing bone
 Loricata -
Eusuchia indet. Huxley 1875 crocodilian
vertebrae; MDE-Fo1-104
 Crocodylia -
Crocodylia indet.3 Owen 1842 crocodilian
teeth, squamosal, humerus, osteoderms; MDE-Fo1-61, 137