Saint-Dizier Ctenochasma: Early/Lower Tithonian, France

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Ctenochasma sp. Meyer 1851
1 specimen
MMSD 75-1671, incomplete skull
    = Ctenochasma taqueti n. sp. Bennett 2007
Bennett 2007
see common names

Country:France State/province:Haute-Marne
Coordinates: 48.6° North, 5.0° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:39.6° North, 14.0° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:small collection
Period:Jurassic Epoch:Late/Upper Jurassic
Stage:Tithonian 10 m.y. bin:Jurassic 6
Key time interval:Early/Lower Tithonian
Age range of interval:150.80000 - 145.00000 m.y. ago
Formation:Calcaires tâchetés
Stratigraphy comments: Exact provenance of the specimen is unknown, but it is probably from this unit, which outcrops in the vicinity of Saint-Dizier
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:ferruginous argillaceous "limestone"
Includes fossils?Y
Environment:marine indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Preservation of anatomical detail:good
Associated major elements:all
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:survey of museum collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collection method comments: Musee Municipal of St Dizier
Database number:92146
Authorizer:R. Butler Enterer:R. Butler
Modifier:F. Villegas-Garin Research group:vertebrate
Created:2009-11-02 08:30:38 Last modified:2017-11-26 16:43:10
Access level:the public Released:2009-11-02 08:30:38
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

31035. S. Jouve. 2004. Description of the skull of Ctenochasma (Pterosauria) from the latest Jurassic of eastern France, with a taxonomic revision of European Tithonian Pterodactyloidea. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24:542-554 [R. Butler/R. Butler]

Secondary references:

31037 S. C. Bennett. 2007. A review of the pterosaur Ctenochasma: taxonomy and ontogeny. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 245:23-31 [R. Butler/R. Butler]