between Pas-des-Lanciers and Les Pennes (Cretaceous of France)

Where: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France (43.4° N, 5.3° E: paleocoordinates 35.8° N, 4.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• "bed c"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; micaceous, red, calcareous sandstone and concretionary, black, carbonaceous limestone

• "Reddish, micaceous, very calcareous sandstone, passing gradually, at the top, to an alternation of a blackish schistous limestone containing thin beds of impure lignite with a very calcareous sandstone containing numerous concretioned pisoliths"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by L. Boule in the 1880s

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

Primary reference: L. Roule. 1885. Recherches sur le terrain fluvio-lacustre inférieur de Provence [Studies on the lower fluvio-lacustrine terrain of Provence]. Annales des Sciences Géologiques 18(2):1-138 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 186052: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 07.06.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Thiaridae
"Melania ? penoti" = Thiara
"Melania ? penoti" = Thiara snail
Reptilia
 Dinosauria -
? Dinosauria indet. dinosaur
"Reptilian eggshells seem to belong, by their microscopic structure, to Chelonian eggs, while their size tends to attribute them to Hypselosaurus or Rhabdodon"