Roquehautes-Grand Creux A (RHG-A) (Cretaceous of France)

Also known as Grands Creux, Grands-Creux, Sainte Victoire, Roquehaute, Roques-Hautes, Beaurecueil

Where: Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France (43.5° N, 5.5° E: paleocoordinates 36.1° N, 4.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Argiles et Grés à Reptiles Formation, Early/Lower Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• Original stratigraphic assignment is Lower Vitrollien, now lower Rognacian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; paleosol/pedogenic, fine-grained, red claystone and paleosol/pedogenic, calcareous claystone

• "an alternation of breccias and clays"

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

• The section is huge (about 200m)

Primary reference: R. Dughi and F. Sirugue. 1958. Sur les oeufs de dinosaures du bassin fluvio-lacustre de Basse-Provence. Comptes Rendus du Congrès National des Sociétés Savantes, Section des Sciences, Paris 83:183-205 [E. Fara/E. Fara/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35931: authorized by Emmanuel Fara, entered by Emmanuel Fara on 12.01.2004, edited by Matthew Carrano

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Taxonomic list

• Only eggs are reported here. Dinosaurs, crocodilians, and turtles bones are also present but were nor reported in ref.9659.
Reptilia
 Saurischia - Titanosauridae
Megaloolithus petralta Vianey-Liaud et al. 1994 titanosaurid
Megaloolithus aureliensis Vianey-Liaud et al. 1994 titanosaurid
eggs