Talant (Côte-d'Or) (Jurassic of France)

Also known as Burgandy, Bourgogne, Cote-d'Or

Where: Bourgogne, France (47.3° N, 5.0° E: paleocoordinates 37.4° N, 14.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Comblanchien Formation, Late/Upper Bathonian (167.7 - 164.7 Ma)

• Age is based on brachiopods collected from the "susjacent" Dalle nacrée. Discus zone of the Upper Bathonian.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; stromatolitic limestone and marl

• Thought to be a low energy environment based upon absence of oblique stratification or crossbedding, unbroken fossils, often intense bioturbation, and absence of pelagic elements.
• Limestone oolitiques and bioclastiques in thin flagstones, oblique stratifications of some decimeters of marls, clays, brachiopods.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Collection of l'Institut des Sciences de la Terre de l'Université de Dijon.

•Vertebrate specimen is in a block weighing more than one ton AFTER preparation.

Primary reference: E. Buffetaut and J. Thierry. 1977. Les Crocodiliens fossiles du Jurassique moyen et superieur de Bourgogne. [The fossil crocodilians from the Middle and Upper Jurassic layers of Burgundy]. Géobios 10(2):151-193 [J. Alroy/R. Whatley/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36394: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Robin Whatley on 28.01.2004

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Taxonomic list

• stromatolitic domes, concentric stromatolites, algal mats, "terriers avec remplissage sédimentaire géopète, les structures oeillées.
 Loricata - Teleosauridae
Steneosaurus larteti Eudes-Deslongchamps 1869 marine crocodile