Octeville beach, Cap de la Hève (Jurassic of France)

Where: Haute-Normandie, France (49.6° N, 0.1° E: paleocoordinates 40.3° N, 9.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Aulacostephanus mutabilis ammonoid zone, Argiles d'Octeville Formation, Late/Upper Kimmeridgian (155.7 - 150.8 Ma)

• formation = Lower Kimmeridge Clay in part; Aulacostephanus mutabilis zone; also listed as "Argiles à Ammonites"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, gray lime mudstone

• "a compact gray limestone, very hard"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by E. Savalle & G. Lennier in 1896–1897

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float), mechanical,

• destroyed along with Muséum du Havre in 1944

Primary reference: G. Lennier. 1898. [Note on the discovery of a dinosaur at Octeville]. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris 4:317-318 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 47420: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 24.02.2005

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Ostrea bruntrutana" = Nanogyra (Nanogyra) nana2, "Ostrea virgula" = Nanogyra (Palaeogyra) virgula2
"Ostrea bruntrutana" = Nanogyra (Nanogyra) nana2 Sowerby 1822 oyster
"Ostrea virgula" = Nanogyra (Palaeogyra) virgula2 Deshayes 1831 oyster
Reptilia
 Ornithischia - Stegosauridae
"Omosaurus lennieri n. sp." = Dacentrurus armatus1
"Omosaurus lennieri n. sp." = Dacentrurus armatus1 Marsh 1877 ornithischian
"very close to Iguanodon bernissartensis"