Sisteron, Bevons (MNHN) (Cretaceous of France)

Also known as Genusaurus type

Where: Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur, France (44.2° N, 5.9° E: paleocoordinates 32.8° N, 10.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Marnes bleues Formation, Middle Albian (109.0 - 105.3 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; glauconitic, green, argillaceous sandstone and calcareous marl

• "mixed green clayey and sandy glauconitic detrital sediments"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Collected in 1984-1986

Collection methods: bulk, surface (in situ), chemical, mechanical,

Primary reference: H. Accarie, B. Beaudoin, J. Dejax, G. Friès, J.-G. Michard and P. Taquet. 1995. Découverte d'un Dinosaure théropode nouveau (Genusaurus sisteronis n. g., n. sp.) dans l'Albien marin de Sisteron (Alpes de Haute-Provence, France) et extension au Crétacé inférieur de la lignée cératosaurienne [Discovery of a new theropod dinosaur (Genusaurus sisteronis n. g., n. sp.) in the marine Albian of Sisteron (Alpes de Haute-Provence, France) and extension of the ceratosaur lineage into the Lower Cretaceous]. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences à Paris, série IIa 320:327-344 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 70458: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 23.03.2007, edited by Jonathan Tennant and Valentin Fischer

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Taxonomic list

 Foraminiferida -
"Foraminiferida indet." = Foraminifera
"Foraminiferida indet." = Foraminifera d'Orbigny 1826 foram
 Ostreida - Flemingostreidae
Curvostrea aff. rouvillei Coquand 1862 oyster
 Saurischia - Abelisauridae
Genusaurus sisteronis n. gen. n. sp.
Genusaurus sisteronis n. gen. n. sp. Accarie et al. 1995 ceratosaur
MNHN Bev-1
 Ichthyosauria -
Ichthyosauria indet.1 de Blainville 1835 ichthyosaur
RGHP SI 3, Rib
 Ichthyosauria - Ophthalmosauridae
Platypterygius sp.2 von Huene 1922 ichthyosaur
RGHP SI 1, Fragmentary skeleton
Sisteronia seeleyi2 Fischer et al. 2014 ichthyosaur
RGHP SI 2, an incomplete skull, containing fragmentary snout and nasals, basioccipital, quadrate, opisthotic, supraoccipital, stapes, teeth
 Pinales - Podocarpaceae
 Pinales - Araucariaceae
 Pinales - Cheirolepidiaceae
Classopollis sp. Pflug 1953
 Pinales -
Coniferophyta indet.
homoxylous wood
Concavissimisporites sp. Delcourt and Sprumont 1955
 Schizaeales -
Appendicisporites tricornitatus Weyland and Greifeld 1953
 Schizaeales - Schizaeaceae
 Gleicheniales - Matoniaceae
Deltoidospora minor Pocock 1970
 Gymnospermophyta -
 Gonyaulacales - Gonyaulacaceae
Oligosphaeridium sp. Davey and Williams 1966
Systematophora sp. Klement 1960