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Les Reptiles Marins du toarcien (Jurassique inferieur) Belgo-Luxembougeois
Godefroit, P (1994). Les Reptiles Marins du toarcien (Jurassique inferieur) Belgo-Luxembougeois. Toelichtende Verhandelingen voor de Geologische Kaart en Mijnkaart van België = Mémoires pour servir à l'explication des cartes géologiques et minières de la Belgique, 39. Geologische Dienst van België: Brussel. 98 p. pp.
Part of: Toelichtende Verhandelingen voor de Geologische Kaart en Mijnkaart van België = Mémoires pour servir à l'explication des cartes géologiques et minières de la Belgique. Belgische Geologische Dienst: Bruxelles. ISSN 0408-9510, more

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Document type: Scientific report

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    thalattosuchia, Belgian Lorraine, paleogeography

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Abstract
    Toarcian (Lower Jurassic) outcrops have yielded many marine reptiles Ichthyosauria, Thalattosuchia and Plesiosauria in Belgium and, principally, in Grand Duchy of Luxemburg. Their preservation allows a determination at a specific level as also the description of badly known anatomical characters. The study of ichthyosaurs required a systematic revision of the genus Stenoplerygius. A palaeogeographical synthesis of Toarcian marine reptiles is proposed. Important quantitative differences can be observed in the composition of marine reptiles' faunae from Württemberg (Germany), Yorkshire (England) and Luxemburg. This latter fauna is characterized by a predominance of animal well adapted for the life in open sea.

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