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The Cenomanian amber of Fourtou (Aude, Southern France): Taphonomy and palaeoecological implications

Abstract : The discovery of new amber outcrops in France in the last fifteen years and the reinvestigation of outcrops that had been forgotten provide new sources of palaeontological data. One of these forgotten localities is the Cenomanian outcrop of Fourtou in the Aude department, Southern France. Mentioned in old manuscripts since 1700, perhaps known and used since the Palaeolithic, the Cenomanian amber of Aude is still poorly studied. Here we present a synthesis of the data obtained on this amber, focusing on the outcrop of Fourtou that provided the largest quantity of amber in the area. Systematic and taphonomy of Fourtou amber inclusions are described and discussed in order to propose a hypothesis about the environment in which Cenomanian Fourtou amber was produced.
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Vincent Girard, Gérard Breton, Vincent Perrichot, Michel Bilotte, Jean Le Loeuff, et al.. The Cenomanian amber of Fourtou (Aude, Southern France): Taphonomy and palaeoecological implications. Annales de Paléontologie, Elsevier Masson, 2013, 99 (4), pp.301-315. ⟨10.1016/j.annpal.2013.06.002⟩. ⟨insu-00913003⟩

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