Le Serre tracksite (Jurassic of France)

Also known as Causses Basin, Grands Causses

Where: Occitanie, France (44.5° N, 3.3° E: paleocoordinates 32.5° N, 8.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Dolomitic Formation, Middle Hettangian (201.3 - 196.5 Ma)

• two levels, 6 and 17

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: peritidal; argillaceous limestone and dolomite

• level 6: thin clayey laminites

•level 17: dolomite

•abundant ripple marks, dessication cracks, and probable microbial mats in both layers

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, trace

Collected by J.-D. Moreau in 2006

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: J.-D. Moreau, E. Fara, D. Néraudeau and G. Gand. 2019. New Hettangian tracks from the Causses Basin (Lozère, southern France) complement the poor fossil record of earliest Jurassic crocodylomorphs in Europe. Historical Biology 31(3):341-352 [M. Uhen/M. Smith/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190122: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Matthew Smith on 28.11.2017, edited by Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Saurischia - Eubrontidae
"Grallator sp." = Grallator (Eubrontes)
"Grallator sp." = Grallator (Eubrontes) Hitchcock 1845 theropod
 Saurischia - Grallatoridae
Dilophosauripus williamsi Welles 1971 theropod
 Pseudosuchia - Batrachopodidae
Batrachopus sp. Hitchcock 1845 archosaur