Villers-sur-Mer, Vaches Noires (Jurassic of France)

Where: Basse-Normandie, France (49.3° N, 0.0° W: paleocoordinates 39.5° N, 10.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Marnes de Dives Formation, Late/Upper Callovian (164.7 - 161.2 Ma)

• found at base of cliffs, so original formation source uncertain, but matrix and placement support derivation from the Upper Callovian beds

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; ooidal marl

• matrix contains traces of oolites

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Gérard & Elisabeth Pennetier in 1987

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: E. Buffetaut, G. Pennetier, and E. Pennetier. 1991. Un fragment de machoire de Megalosaurus dans le Callovien supérier des Vaches Noires (Calvados, France) [A jaw fragment from Megalosaurus in the upper Callovian of Vaches Noires (Calvados, France)]. Revue de Paléobiologie 10(2):379-387 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35910: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 09.01.2004

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Taxonomic list

Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
Reptilia
 Saurischia -
Megalosauroidea indet. tetanuran
Pennetier coll. 380