Bouzigues (Miocene of France)

Where: Languedoc-Roussillon, France (43.5° N, 3.6° E: paleocoordinates 43.5° N, 1.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: MN 2 (22.4 - 20.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: karst; lithified, phosphatic, brown, red, calcareous mudstone

• The miocene vertebrates of Bouzigues come from reddish phosphatic and also calcareous, well cemented mudstones which constitute the infill of paleokarst features in Upper Jurassic limestones.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: Z. Szyndlar and J.-C. Rage. 1999. Oldest Fossil Vipers (Serpentes: Viperidae) from the Old World. Kaupia - Darmst├Ądter Beitr├Ąge zur Naturgeschichte 8:9-20 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136758: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 04.12.2012, edited by Patricia Holroyd

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines -
Testudinoidea indet. Gray 1825 turtle
"Un Testudinide ou Emydide indetermine"
 Squamata - Viperidae
Vipera sp. Laurenti 1768 viper
"Vipera aspis complex"