Tricouté 2 (Cretaceous of France)

Also known as MA 2, Marignac-Laspeyres

Where: Haute-Garonne, France (43.2° N, 1.0° E: paleocoordinates 35.2° N, 0.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Marnes d'Auzas Formation, Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• near bottom of formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coarse channel fill; pebbly sandstone and green marl

• Cross-bedded sandstones; "green marls surmounted by a thick sandstone bank, whose erosive base and clay pebbles give evidence of channelization"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by E. Gheerbrant & C. Abrial in 1994

Primary reference: Y. Laurent, J. Le Loeuff, M. Bilotte, E. Buffetaut, and G. S. Odin. 2001. Campanian-Maastrichtian continental-marine connection at the Aquitaine-Pyrenees-Provence area (S France). In G. S. Odin (ed.), The Campanian-Maastrichtian Boundary. Developments in Palaeontology and Stratigraphy 19:657-674 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 67195: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 13.11.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Osteichthyes -
Osteichthyes indet. Huxley 1880 bony fish
 Testudinata -
Testudinata indet. Oppel 1811 turtle
 Saurischia - Titanosauridae
Titanosauridae indet. Lydekker 1885 titanosaurid
3 teeth, 1 metacarpal
 Saurischia -
Theropoda indet. Marsh 1881 theropod
 Aves -
Aves indet. bird
 Neornithischia -
Hadrosauroidea indet. Huene 1954 bird foot dinosaur
MDA-Ma2-01, 02, 03; tooth, caudal, tibia, metatarsal
 Crocodylia -
Crocodylia indet. Owen 1842 crocodilian
 Squamata -
Varanoidea indet. Gray 1827 lizard
Lacertilia indet. lizard
jaw fragments