Dinosaurs of France


en Comptes Rendus Palevol 2 (1) - Pages 27-44

Published on 31 January 2003

The French dinosaur record is one of the most extensive in Europe; it ranges stratigraphically from the Late Triassic to the Latest Cretaceous. All major clades of dinosaurs but marginocephalians are known. About 20 species are based on significant material; the theropods are the best represented. Most of these taxa have been described or revised in recent years. Important specimens have been discovered in the Late Triassic of eastern France, the Middle Jurassic of Normandy, and the Late Cretaceous of Provence and Languedoc. The ichnological record is good for the Late Triassic-Early Jurassic, and the Late Cretaceous egg sites are among the richest in the world.


dinosaurs, fossil record, Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous, France

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