Quarante, Cruzy (Cretaceous of France)

Also known as Saint-Chinian

Where: Languedoc-Roussillon, France (43.4° N, 3.0° E: paleocoordinates 36.0° N, 1.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Saint-Chinian Formation, Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• "lower Danian"

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; sandstone and claystone

• "brightly colored bariolitic clays, alternating with sandy banks"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by C. Depéret in the 1890s

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

Primary reference: C. Depéret. 1899. Aperçu sur la géologie du chainon de Saint-Chinian [Outline of the geology of the Saint-Chinian chain]. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 3e série 27:686-709 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 59687: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 07.04.2006, edited by Philip Mannion and Patricia Holroyd

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Reptilia
 Testudines - Dortokidae
Dortoka sp.3 de Lapparent de Broin and Murelaga 1999 turtle
 Testudines - Pelomedusidae
Pelomedusidae indet.1 Cope 1868 sideneck turtle
 Saurischia -
 Ornithischia -
Rhodanosaurus ludgunensis n. gen. n. sp.5
Rhodanosaurus ludgunensis n. gen. n. sp.5 Nopcsa 1929 ornithischian
 Loricata - Hylaeochampsidae
Acynodon iberoccitanus4 Buscalioni et al. 1997 crocodilian
ACAP-QR1 (an occipital portion of a skull)