Grandpré, Ardennes (Cretaceous of France)

Where: Champagne-Ardenne, France (49.3° N, 4.9° E: paleocoordinates 37.9° N, 9.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Albian (113.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• unnamed "Sables verts" beds

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; nodular, phosphatic, green sandstone

• "a calm shallow marine environment"
• "greensands" with phosphate nodules

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by A. Toucas

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Aristide Toucas collection in the Université Paris 6 collection.

Primary reference: E. Buffetaut. 2012. An early azhdarchid pterosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of the eastern Paris basin. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France 183(6):525-528 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 141003: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 20.03.2013, edited by Jonathan Tennant

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Pterosauria - Azhdarchidae
Azhdarchidae indet. Nessov 1984 pterosaur
UPMC-080, vertebra
 Ichthyosauria - Ophthalmosauridae
"Ichthyosaurus campylodon" = Platypterygius campylodon
"Ichthyosaurus campylodon" = Platypterygius campylodon Carter 1846 ichthyosaur
(precise locality data unknown)