Castigno, Saint-Chinian (Cretaceous of France)

Where: Languedoc-Roussillon, France (43.4° N, 2.9° E: paleocoordinates 35.9° N, 1.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Saint-Chinian Formation, Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; sandy claystone

• "argiles rutilantes"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J. Miquel, C. Depéret, J. Bourdelle, A. Lapparent in 1890s, 1939

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

• Miquel worked with the proprietor of the land around Castigno, Mr. Vincent Andral, and found "thousands of bones" but no "characteristic teeth." Left in place in sandstone on stream banks: scapula, vertebra, femur. Discovery followed by Depéret's work.

Primary reference: J. Miquel. 1897. Note sur la géologie des terrains secondaires et des terraines tertiaires du Département de l'Herault [Note on the geology of the Secondary terrains and the Tertiary terrains of the Department of Herault]. Bulletin de la Société d'Etude des Sciences Naturelles de Béziers 19:31-74 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 59686: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 07.04.2006, edited by Patricia Holroyd

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines -
Cryptodira indet.1 Cope 1868 turtle
 Testudines - Pelomedusidae
Pelomedusidae indet.1 Cope 1868 sideneck turtle
 Dinosauria -
Dinosauria indet.2 dinosaur
 Saurischia - Titanosauridae
Titanosauridae indet.3 Lydekker 1885 titanosaurid
scapula, vertebra, femur