Vertebrate microfauna from the Devonian/Carboniferous boundary stratotype at La Serre, Montagne Noire (Hérault, France)

Claire DERYCKE, Alain R. M. BLIECK & Susan TURNER

en Bulletin du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, 4ème série – section C – Sciences de la Terre, Paléontologie, Géologie, Minéralogie 17 (1-4) - Pages 461-485

Published on 01 September 1995

Vertebrate microremains have been prepared by acid leaching from oolitic limestone beds at the Devonian/Carboniferous boundary stratotype of La Serre, southeastern Montagne Noire, southern France. They all come from the lowermost Carboniferous beds 89 to 99, i.e., the sulcata and kockeli-dentilineatus conodont zones. Most remains are of elasmobranchs: Symmorium sp., Stethacanthus? sp., Ctenacanthidae gen. et sp. indet., Phoebodus cf. P. australiensis, Thrinacodus ferox, Protacrodus cf. P. vetustus, P. sp., Elasmobranchii gen. et sp. indet. types A-C; with a few actinopterygian teeth. The assemblage correlates well with other Upper Devonian-Lower Carboniferous localities from the USA, western and eastern Europe, southeast Asia, China, Morocco and Australia.


ichthyoliths, Devonian/Carboniferous boundary, stratotype, Montagne Noire (France), biostratigraphical correlation, systematics, elasmobranchs, actinopterygians