Sainte-Adresse, Cap de La Hève (Jurassic of France)

Also known as Havre

Where: Haute-Normandie, France (49.5° N, 0.1° E: paleocoordinates 40.3° N, 10.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Pictonia baylei ammonoid zone, Marnes à Deltoideum delta Formation, Early/Lower Kimmeridgian (155.7 - 150.8 Ma)

• described only as coming from the "formations of la Hève" and the "beds of the Cap de la Hève"; lower Kimmeridgian according to Huene 1926. Also called the "Marnes à Deltoideum delta", Baylei Zone

• group-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

• "oyster bank"

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by G. Lennier in pre-1863

• collected by Lennier and presented to the École des Mines by Goldfuss

Primary reference: A. Valenciennes. 1863. D'une espèce de Chélonien fossile d'un genre nouveau, trouvé dans la craie du cap la Hève par M. Lennier, du Havre, et décrit par M. A. Valenciennes [On a species of fossil chelonian of a new genus, found in the chalk of Cape Hève by Mr. Lennier, of Havre, and described by Mr. A. Valenciennes]. Compte Rendu des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences 46(8):317-322 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 60398: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 12.05.2006, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Ostrea deltoidea" = Deltoideum (Deltoideum) delta2
"Ostrea deltoidea" = Deltoideum (Deltoideum) delta2 Smith 1817 oyster
Reptilia
 Testudines - Thalassemydidae
Trionyx primoevus n. sp.1 Bergounioux 1937 turtle
 Testudines - Plesiochelyidae
"Emys dollfusii n. sp." = Emys dollfusii2, "Plesiochelys normandica n. sp." = Emys dollfusii1
"Emys dollfusii n. sp." = Emys dollfusii2 Lennier 1870 turtle
"Plesiochelys normandica n. sp." = Emys dollfusii1 Lennier 1870 turtle
 Saurischia -
Megalosaurus insignis n. sp.2 Eudes-Deslongchamps and Lennier 1870 theropod
tooth, "megalosaur"