Moru quarry, Villers-Saint-Barthèlemy (Cretaceous of France)

Also known as Pays de Bray

Where: Picardie, France (49.4° N, 1.9° E: paleocoordinates 37.9° N, 6.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Albian (113.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; black claystone and lenticular sandstone

• "a sandy lens, at the base of the working face of the Gault clays"; "black clays"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by J. Fradin & G. Lucas in 1945

Collection methods: salvage, quarrying,

• discovered by student Jean Fradin, obtained by Gabriel Lucas

Primary reference: A. F. d. Lapparent. 1947. Présence d'un dinosaurien sauropode dans l'Albien du Pays de Bray [The presence of a sauropod dinosaur in the Albian of Pays de Bray]. Annales de la Societé Géologique du Nord 46:236-243 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139923: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 21.02.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Autolamellibranchiata -
"Lamellibranchia indet." = Autolamellibranchiata1
"Lamellibranchia indet." = Autolamellibranchiata1 Grobben 1894 clam
internal molds
 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
"Inoceramus concentricus" = Inoceramus (Actinoceramus) concentricus1
"Inoceramus concentricus" = Inoceramus (Actinoceramus) concentricus1 Parkinson 1819 clam
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet.1 Cuvier 1797 snail
internal molds
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Hoplitidae
Hoplites paronai1 ammonite
Reptilia
 Saurischia -
Macrurosaurus semnus2 Seeley 1876 sauropod
series of ten caudal vertebrae
Brachiopoda
  -
Brachiopoda indet.1 Cuvier 1805
internal molds