Reptile skin remains in the Cretaceous amber of France


en Comptes Rendus Palevol 4 (1-2) - Pages 47-51

Published on 28 February 2005

This article is a part of the thematic issue Fauna and flora of paralic basins

Two fragments of a reptile skin have been discovered in the Early Cretaceous (Late Albian) amber of Charente-Maritime (southwestern France). Their systematic attribution is discussed according to the contemporaneous skeleton remains of reptiles discovered in the same region and squamate skin fragments described from other Cretaceous ambers (Lebanon, Myanmar). The preservation of a reptile skin in amber from Charente-Maritime provides further elements for the taphonomic analysis of the amber deposit.


Vertebrates, reptile skin, amber, Cretaceous, Albian, France

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