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Marine vertebrate remains from the Toarcian-Aalenian succession of southern Beaujolais, Rhone, France
Vincent, P.; Martin, J.E.; Fischer, V.; Suan, G.; Khalloufi, B.; Sucheras-Marx, B.; Lena, A.; Janneau, K.; Rousselle, B.; Rulleau, L. (2013). Marine vertebrate remains from the Toarcian-Aalenian succession of southern Beaujolais, Rhone, France. Geol. Mag. 150(5): 822-834. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0016756812000982
In: Geological Magazine. Cambridge University Press: London. ISSN 0016-7568, more
Peer reviewed article  

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Keywords
    Aalenian; Toarcian; Actinopterygii [WoRMS]; Crocodylomorpha; Ichthyosauria; Plesiosauria [WoRMS]; France, Rhone R.; Marine
Author keywords
    diversity; France; Jurassic; marine vertebrates

Authors  Top 
  • Vincent, P.
  • Martin, J.E.
  • Fischer, V., more
  • Suan, G.
  • Khalloufi, B.
  • Sucheras-Marx, B.
  • Lena, A.
  • Janneau, K.
  • Rousselle, B.
  • Rulleau, L.

Abstract
    A previously undocumented marine vertebrate fauna comprising ichthyosaur, plesiosaur, marine crocodilian and fish remains from the Toarcian-Aalenian succession at Lafarge quarry, southern Beaujolais (Rhone, France) is described on the basis of both historical collections and new discoveries. The taxonomic composition of the Lafarge quarry marine vertebrate assemblage highlights its cosmopolitan nature and strong relationships with taxa known from elsewhere in Europe. Several groups are recorded for the first time in the Toarcian-Aalenian succession of France, implying new palaeobiogeographic interpretations and prompting discussion of marine amniote diversity during this interval.

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