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The uppermost Oligocene of Aix-en-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône, southern France); a Cenozoic brackish subtropical Konservat-Lagerstätte, with fishes, insects and plants

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doi: 10.1016/j.crpv.2017.08.002
Authors:Gaudant, Jean; Nel, André; Nury, Denise; Véran, Monette; Carnevale, Giorgio
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Centre de Recherche sur la Paléobiodiversité et les Paléoenvironnements, Paris, France
Université de Rennes I, France
Université de Provence, France
Universita di Torino, Italy
Volume Title:Lagerstatten 2; exceptionally preserved fossils
Volume Authors:Charbonnier, Sylvain, editor; Néraudeau, Didier
Source:Lagerstatten 2; exceptionally preserved fossils, edited by Sylvain Charbonnier and Didier Néraudeau. Comptes Rendus Palévol, 17(7), p.460-478. Publisher: Académie des Sciences, Editions scientifiques et médicales Elsevier SAS, Paris, France. ISSN: 1631-0683
Publication Date:2018
Note:In English with French summary. 83 refs.; illus., incl. sects., 1 table, sketch map
Summary:Aix-en-Provence is one of the most famous localities for Cenozoic fossils in Europe, known since the end of the 18th century for the exquisitely preserved fishes, insects and plant remains extracted from laminated deposits exposed in the underground quarries developed for the exploitation of the gypsum, and in some sites located inside and around the city. The Aix-en-Provence fossil assemblage includes a considerable variety of organisms that provide a well-documented evidence of the existence of a large subtropical brackish (primarily oligohaline) lagoon temporarily connected to the sea in southern France during the latest Oligocene.
Subjects:Angiospermae; Arthropoda; Biogeography; Brackish-water environment; Cenozoic; Chordata; Coniferales; Faunal list; Faunal studies; Floral studies; Gymnospermae; Insecta; Lagerstatten; Lagoonal environment; Lithostratigraphy; Mandibulata; Morphology; Oligocene; Osteichthyes; Paleoecology; Paleoenvironment; Paleogene; Plantae; Skeletons; Spermatophyta; Subtropical environment; Tertiary; Upper Oligocene; Vertebrata; Aix-en-Provence France; Bouches-du-Rhone France; Europe; France; Western Europe; Aix-en-Provence Formation
Coordinates:N433100 N433100 E0052700 E0052700
Record ID:848287-5
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