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Archingeay-Les-Nouillers, subunit A1sl-A (Charentese amber) (Cretaceous of France)

Where: Poitou-Charentes, France (45.9° N, 0.7° W: paleocoordinates 34.3° N, 2.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Albian (105.3 - 99.7 Ma)

• "dated as Uppermost Albian (100 Myr) by a palynological study"

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

• "It is derived from Cretaceous estuarine and coastal sands, which is erosive on marine limestone of Tithonian age. The basal part of the sand yields lignitic and clayey lenses with fossil plants and numerous amber pieces"

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: soft parts, amber

Reposited in the MNHN

Collection methods: mechanical,

Primary reference: V. Perrichot and D. Neraudeau. 2005. Reptile skin remains in the Cretaceous amber of France. Comptes Rendus Palevol 4:47-51 [M. Carrano/M. Oreska] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 99114: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Oreska on 27.10.2010, edited by Arram Noshirvan, Matthew Carrano, Jered Karr, Matthew Clapham, Amy Delelli and Anissa Benabbas

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