Aix Island (Cretaceous of France)

Also known as Charentese Amber

Where: France (46.0° N, 1.2° W: paleocoordinates 34.8° N, 0.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone and amber

• "very shallow environment, in a coastal estuarine context"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: amber

Reposited in the MNHN

Primary reference: V. Perrichot, A. Nel, D. Néraudeau, S. Lacau, and T. Guyot. 2007. New fossil ants in French Cretaceous amber (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Naturwissenschaften 95:91-97 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 138329: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 14.01.2013, edited by Terri Cleary

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Haidomyrmodes mammuthus Perrichot et al. 2007 hell ant
 Squamata - Pachyophiidae
Simoliophis rochebrunei Sauvage 1880 snake
MA AIX 1 and 2, vertebrae