Vermont, B├ęthon (Jurassic of France)

Where: Pays de la Loire, France (48.4° N, 0.1° E: paleocoordinates 38.6° N, 11.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Macrocephalites macrocephalus ammonoid zone, Marnes du Chevain Formation, Early/Lower Callovian (164.7 - 161.2 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; argillaceous limestone and gray marl

• "an open sea environment, but at a short distance from the shore"
• vertebra from "one of the limestone horizons" within alternating series of "grey marls and beds of clayey limestone"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by C. Malherbe in 2000

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• discovered by amateur paleontologist Charles Malheurbe

Primary reference: E. Buffetaut and N. Morel. 2009. A stegosaur vertebra (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) from the Callovian (Middle Jurassic) of Sarthe, western France. Comptes Rendus Palevol 8:545-549 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 137256: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 13.12.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Ornithischia - Stegosauridae
cf. Lexovisaurus sp. Hoffstetter 1957 ornithischian
MHNLM 2008.13.1