Esclottes Bellevue (Oligocene of France)

Also known as Bellevue

Where: Region Aquitaine, France (44.7° N, 0.2° E: paleocoordinates 44.0° N, 3.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Rupelian (33.9 - 28.1 Ma)

• The stratigraphic placement corresponds to the Lower Stampian

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; marl

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: replaced with calcite, replaced with phosphate

Primary reference: G. Astre. 1954. Gisements les plus orientaux d'Halitherium dans le Stampien marin du Bordelais. Bulletin du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle de Toulouse 89(3-4):225-227 [E. Fara/E. Fara/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35969: authorized by Emmanuel Fara, entered by Emmanuel Fara on 12.01.2004

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Taxonomic list

• The taxonomy for the oysters is certainly out dated
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea cyathula" = Crassostrea cyathula, "Ostrea longirostris" = Ostrea roncana
"Ostrea cyathula" = Crassostrea cyathula Lamarck 1806 oyster
"Ostrea longirostris" = Ostrea roncana Partsch 1870 oyster
Mammalia
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
"Halitherium schinzi" = Halitherium schinzii
"Halitherium schinzi" = Halitherium schinzii Kaup 1838 dugong
fragments of 2 vertebrae and a rib