L'Olivet Quarry, Villeveyrac (Cretaceous of France)

Where: Languedoc-Roussillon, France (43.5° N, 3.6° E: paleocoordinates 34.2° N, 4.6° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• Fuvelian = lower Campanian; but list is "a composite of the vertebrates found at different levels in the Villeveyrac quarry" - true, but this is still all referred to the lower Campanian; also early Campanian based on magentostratigraphy (chron C33)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; unlithified, fine-grained, ferruginous, gray, carbonaceous claystone

• "continental deposit...a quiet and brackish environment"
• "...the vertebrate reamins found in recent years in the Villeveyrac basin come from the dark clays and associated more sandy facies of the lower, Campanian, levels." Pg. 3...."lignite-bearing, grey clays" (12830)

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

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

Primary reference: E. Buffetaut, B. Marandat, and B. Sigé. 1986. Découverte de dents de deinonychosaures (Saurischia, Theropoda) dans le Crétacé superieur du Sud de la France [Discovery of deinonychosaur teeth (Saurischia, Theropoda) in the Upper Cretaceous of southern France]. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences à Paris, Série II 303:1393-1396 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 47782: authorized by Jason Head, entered by Jason Head on 01.03.2005, edited by Matthew Carrano, Philip Mannion and Evangelos Vlachos

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Taxonomic list

Ostracoda
  -
Ostracoda indet.5 Latreille 1802 ostracod
Actinopteri
 Spariformes - Sparidae
Sparidae indet.2 Cuvier 1817
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
cf. Lepisosteus sp.6 Agassiz 1843 gar
Osteichthyes
 Salientia -
 Salientia - Palaeobatrachidae
Palaeobatrachidae indet.2 Cope 1865 frog
Reptilia
 Testudines - Dortokidae
 Testudines - Bothremydidae
Polysternon provinciale2 Matheron 1869 sideneck turtle
 Testudinata - Helochelydridae
Solemys aff. vermiculata4 Lapparent de Broin and Murelaga 1996 turtle
 Theropoda -
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
? Dromaeosauridae indet.6 Colbert and Russell 1969 coelurosaur
VIC 17
 Ornithischia - Nodosauridae
Struthiosaurus languedocensis n. sp.4 Garcia and Pereda-Suberbiola 2003 ornithischian
 Neornithischia - Rhabdodontidae
cf. Rhabdodon priscus2 Matheron 1869 rhabdodontid
 Loricata - Trematochampsidae
Trematochampsidae indet.2 Buffetaut 1974 crocodilian
 Loricata -
Eusuchia indet.2 Huxley 1875 crocodilian
 Squamata -
Varanoidea indet.1 Gray 1827 squamates
unclassified
  -
Charophyta indet.5 Migula 1890