Tunnel de la Nerthe, Fuveau (Cretaceous of France)

Where: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France (43.4° N, 5.3° E: paleocoordinates 36.0° N, 3.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• Early Rognacian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; carbonaceous marl

• "lacustrian marls"; "lignito-marneuses"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by P. Matheron in 1846; reposited in the MNHN

Primary reference: P. Matheron. 1869. Notice sur les reptiles fossiles des dépôts fluvio-lacustres crétacés du bassin à lignite de Fuveau [Notice on the fossil reptiles from the Cretaceous fluvio-lacustrine deposits of the lignitic Fuveau Basin]. Mémoires de l'Académie des Sciences, Belles-Lettres, et Arts de Marseille 1868–1869:345-379 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 55387: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 13.10.2005, edited by Matthew Carrano

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines2
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines2 Batsch 1788 turtle
"two species"
 Sauria -
Sauria indet.2 diapsid
not determined
 Saurischia -
Titanosaurus indicus1 Lydekker 1877 sauropod
 Neornithischia - Rhabdodontidae
"Rabdodon priscum n. gen. n. sp." = Rhabdodon priscus
"Rabdodon priscum n. gen. n. sp." = Rhabdodon priscus Matheron 1869 rhabdodontid
MPLM 30
 Loricata -
Crocodilus vetustus n. sp. Matheron 1869 crocodilian