Bellevue, locality C3 (C III) (Cretaceous of France)

Also known as Campagne-sur-Aude

Where: Languedoc-Roussillon, France (42.9° N, 2.2° E: paleocoordinates 32.7° N, 4.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Marnes de la Maurine Member (Marnes Rouges Inférieures Formation), Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• "red marls of Maurine" member

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; red marl and lenticular, fine-grained, coarse conglomerate

• "fluvial marls interbedded with microconglomeratic lenses"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Clottes, Raynaud in 1986-

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• also includes "remains of plants and invertebrates"

Primary reference: P. Clottes and C. Raynaud. 1983. Le gisement à dinosauriens de Campagne-sur-Aude–Esperaza. Observations préliminaires. Premiers résultats [The dinosaur locality at Campagne-sur-Aude–Esperaza. Preliminary observations. First results]. Bulletin de la Société d'Études Scientifiques de l'Aude 83:5-14 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 48850: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 31.03.2005, edited by Roger Benson

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Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteus sp.6 de Lacepède 1803 gar
Reptilia
 Testudines - Bothremydidae
Foxemys mechinorum4 Tong et al. 1998 sideneck turtle
 Saurischia -
Titanosauria indet.7 Bonaparte and Coria 1993 sauropod
left femur, C3-1278
 Saurischia - Titanosauridae
cf. Lirainosaurus astibiae7 Sanz et al. 1999 titanosaurid
femora, C3-61, C3-261, C3-203
Ampelosaurus atacis n. gen. n. sp.6 Le Loeuff 1995 titanosaurid
Aves
 Ornithothoraces -
Gargantuavis philoinos n. gen. n. sp.2
Gargantuavis philoinos n. gen. n. sp.2 Buffetaut and Le Loeuff 1998 bird
Reptilia
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
cf. Variraptor mechinorum5 Le Loeuff and Buffetaut 1998 coelurosaur
 Ornithischia - Nodosauridae
cf. Struthiosaurus austriacus5 Bunzel 1871 ornithischian
dermal plates
 Neornithischia - Rhabdodontidae
Rhabdodon priscus6 Matheron 1869 rhabdodontid
 Pterosauria -
Pterosauria indet.1 pterosaur
Several poorly preserved hollow bones
 Loricata - Allodaposuchidae
Allodaposuchus precedens5 Nopcsa 1928 crocodilian
Allodaposuchus precedens3 Nopcsa 1928 crocodilian
 Loricata -
cf. Ischyrochampsa meridionalis5 Vasse 1995 crocodilian
unclassified
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Plantae indet.6 Haeckel 1866