Moulin-Wibert quarry (Jurassic of France)

Also known as Noulogne, Boulonnais

Where: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France (50.7° N, 1.6° E: paleocoordinates 41.5° N, 11.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Calcaires de Moulin-Wibert Formation, Early/Lower Kimmeridgian (155.7 - 150.8 Ma)

• "Elle provient des calcaires du Moulin-Wibert à Trigonia rigauxi et Physodoceras caletanum, correspondent au sommet du Kimméridgien inférieur"

•[It comes from limestone Moulin-Wibert to Trigonia rigauxi and Physodoceras caletanum, correspond to the top of the Lower Kimmeridgian]

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; muddy limestone

• "La série est constituée d'une alternance de calcaires marneux et de marnes exposés dans la carrière de Moulin-Wibert (aujourd'hui inaccessible), située à la sortie nord de Boulogne-sur-Mer"

•[The series consists of alternating marls and marly limestones exposed in the quarry Moulin-Wibert (now inaccessible), located at the north of Boulogne-sur-Mer]

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in <1902

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• Beaugrand collection of the Musée de Bologne-sur-Mer

Primary reference: N. Bardet, J. -M. Mazin, and M. Martin. 1993. Une mandibule de Pliosaurus brachyspondylus (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) dans le Kimméridgien du Boulonnais (France). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Monatshefte 1993:385-392 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137236: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 13.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae
Pliosaurus indet. Owen 1841 plesiosaur
BHN2R.370, mandible