Les Renardières quarry, Tonnay-Charente (B1s) (Cretaceous of France)

Also known as Lussant

Where: Poitou-Charentes, France (46.0° N, 0.8° W: paleocoordinates 34.8° N, 1.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• Subunit B1s

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: paralic; sandstone

• detrital paralic environment

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: E. Buffetaut, G. Cuny, and J. Le Loeuff. 1991. French dinosaurs: the best record in Europe?. Modern Geology 16:17-42 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 77233: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 04.01.2008, edited by Jonathan Tennant, Catalina Pimiento, Terri Cleary, Patricia Holroyd and Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

 Hybodontiformes - Polyacrodontidae
Polyacrodus maiseyi2 elasmobranch
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Tribodus mortati2 elasmobranch
Tribodus morlati9 elasmobranch
 Rhinopristiformes - Pristidae
 Sclerorhynchiformes - Sclerorhynchidae
Sclerorhynchidae indet.6 Capetta 1974 elasmobranch
rostral teeth
 Myliobatiformes -
 Lamniformes - Mitsukurinidae
 Carchariniformes -
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
 Holostei - Gigantodontidae
"Stromerichthys" sp.9 Weiler 1935
 Testudines -
Testudines indet.3 Batsch 1788 turtle
A few shell fragments
 Testudines - Dortokidae
Dortokidae indet.8 turtle
Incomplete specimen
 Testudines -
 Testudinata - Helochelydridae
Helochelys danubina4 von Meyer 1854 turtle
Shell fragments
 Saurischia -
Neosauropoda indet.5 Bonaparte 1986 sauropod
worn tooth
Theropoda indet. theropod
 Avetheropoda - Carcharodontosauridae
? Carcharodontosauridae indet.11 Stromer 1931 allosauroid
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
? Dromaeosauridae indet.11 Colbert and Russell 1969 coelurosaur
 Pterosauria - Ornithocheiridae
Ornithocheiridae indet.10 pterosaur
 Loricata - Trematochampsidae
cf. Trematochampsidae indet.1 Buffetaut 1974 crocodilian
tooth, "reminiscent of trematochampsid mesosuchians"
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian
teeth, scutes
 Squamata - Aigialosauridae
? Carentonosaurus mineaui12 Rage and Néraudeau 2004 squamates
 Squamata - Dolichosauridae
Simoliophis rochebrunei n. gen. n. sp.7
Simoliophis rochebrunei n. gen. n. sp.7 Sauvage 1880 squamates
MA RND 11 (neotype), one posterior mid-trunk vertebra; MA BZN 11, MNHN.F.RND 12b, MA SNA 4 and MA SNA 2 (paraneotypes), four anterior trunk vertebrae; MA RND 23, MA SNA 1 and MA RND 6 (also paraneotypes), three posterior trunk vertebrae; MA TLM 12 (also paraneotype), one mid-trunk vert. of a juvenile; MA RND 2-35 and MNHN.F.RND 1-7, 9-12, vertebrae; MA RND 36-41, ribs; MA RND 42, fragment of bone with tooth sockets
 Plesiosauria -
 Mammalia -
Mammalia indet.6 mammal
?lower premolar
  - Trigonodontidae
Stephanodus sp.6 Zittel 1883