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Vertebrate remains from the Cenomanian (Late Cretaceous) plantbearing Lagerstätte of Puy-Puy (Charente-Maritime, France)

Abstract : The vertebrate remains from the early Cenomanian Lagerstätte of Puy-Puy (Tonnay-Charente, Charente- Maritime, France) are described. They consist of two hybodont shark egg capsules (Palaeoxyris sp.) and a single isolated body contour feather. The hybodont shark Tribodus is regarded as the most likely producer of the egg capsules, while the feather belonged to an indeterminate (avian or non-avian) theropod. These rare specimens are the first vertebrate fossils recovered from the plant-bearing clay of Puy-Puy and add to the short faunal list of the locality, thus providing important information for the palaeoecological reconstruction of this mid-Cretaceous paralic Lagerstätte. The fossils described here represent the first Cenomanian occurrence of Palaeoxyris and one of the very few records of Cenomanian feathers.
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Romain Vullo, Didier Neraudeau, Eric Dépré. Vertebrate remains from the Cenomanian (Late Cretaceous) plantbearing Lagerstätte of Puy-Puy (Charente-Maritime, France). Cretaceous Research, Elsevier, 2013, 45, pp.314-320. ⟨10.1016/j.cretres.2013.06.002⟩. ⟨insu-00932142⟩

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