Cerin [PROXY] (Jurassic of France)

Also known as Cirin

Where: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France (45.8° N, 5.5° E: paleocoordinates 36.7° N, 14.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Kimmeridgian (157.3 - 152.1 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Thiollière

Primary reference: P. Gervais. 1873. Chapitre III. Remarques au sujet des reptiles provenant des calcaires lithographiques de Cerin, dans le Bugey, qui sont conservés au Musée de Lyon [Chapter III. Remarks on subject of the reptiles found in the lithographic limestones of Cerin, in Bugey, that are kept in the Musée de Lyon]. Annales de la Société d’Agriculture, Histoire Naturelle et Arts Utiles de Lyon, quatrième série 5:79-85 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taphonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 92110: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 30.10.2009, edited by Roger Benson, Jonathan Tennant, Terri Cleary and Matthew Carrano

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Taxonomic list

 Avetheropoda - Compsognathidae
Compsognathus longipes Wagner 1861 elegant jaw
 Pterosauria -
Pterodactylus grandis1 Cuvier 1824 pterosaur
Tibia and radius
Pterodactylus cirinensis n. sp.1 Meyer 1860 pterosaur
 Loricata - Atoposauridae
Alligatorium meyeri n. sp.3 Gervais 1871 crocodilian
MNHL 15646, partial skeleton and skull, with counterpart slab MNHL 15462
Alligatorellus beaumonti n. sp.3 Gervais 1871 crocodilian
MNHL 15639 - holotype; referred specimen: MNHL 15638
 Rhynchocephalia - Pleurosauridae
Pleurosaurus goldfussi2 von Meyer 1831 rhynchocephalian
MNHNL (no cat no. given), skull