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Vaches Noires, near Dives (Jurassic of France)

Where: Basse-Normandie, France (49.3° N, 0.1° W: paleocoordinates 39.4° N, 9.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Peltoceras athleta ammonoid zone, Marnes de Dives Formation, Late/Upper Callovian (164.7 - 161.2 Ma)

• also listed as "Couches du Mauvais-Pas"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; marl

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Dutacq in 1920; reposited in the MNHN

• discovered by Mr. Dutacq of Dives, reported to Boule by commandant Cazenave

Primary reference: J. Piveteau. 1923. L'arrière-crâne d'un dinosaurien carnivore de l'Oxfordien de Dives [The braincase of a carnivorous dinosaur from the Oxfordian of Dives]. Annales de Paléontologie 12:115-123 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 51708: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 13.06.2005

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