[<< wikipedia] Argiles et Grès à Reptiles Formation
Argiles et Grès à Reptiles Formation, also known as the Argiles Rutilantes Formation is an early Maastrichtian French geologic formation in the département of Var preserving the remains of several types of dinosaurs and other extinct organisms.


== Fossil content ==
An abelisaurid similar to Arcovenator is known from Département des Bouches-du-Rhone, while enantiornithean and indeterminate avialan remains are known from Département du Var.


=== Dinosaurs ===


=== Crocodylians ===
Acynodon iberoccitanus
Allodaposuchus sp.
Alligatoridae indet.
Crocodylidae indet.


=== Turtles ===
Foxemys mechinorum
cf. Polysternon sp.
cf. Solemys sp.


=== Pterosaurs ===
Mistralazhdarcho maggii


=== Fish ===
Hybodontiformes indet.
Lepisosteidae indet.


=== Fossil eggs ===
Megaloolithus aureliensis
Megaloolithus petralta
Megaloolithus sp.


=== Flora ===
Peckichara cancellata
P. pectinata
Platychara caudata
Saportanella maslovi
?Amblyochara begudiana


== See also ==
List of dinosaur-bearing stratigraphic units
List of fossiliferous stratigraphic units in France


== References ==


=== Bibliography ===
Vullo, R.; G. Garcia; P. Godefroit; A. Cincotta, and X. Valentin. 2018. Mistralazhdarcho maggii, gen. et sp. nov., A New Azhdarchid Pterosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of Southeastern France. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 38. 1-16.
Blanco, A., and C. A. Brochu. 2016. Intra- and interspecific variability in allodaposuchid crocodylomorphs and the status of western European taxa. Historical Biology 29. 395-408.
Martin, J. E.; M. Delfino; G. Garcia; P. Godefroit; S. Berton, and X. Valentin. 2016. New specimens of Allodaposuchus precedens from France: intraspecific variability and the diversity of European Late Cretaceous eusuchians. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 176. 607-631.
Cheylan, Rodolphe; Thierry Tortosa; Monique Vianey-Liaud; Géraldine Garcia; Renaud Lebrun; Pascal Godefroit; Yves Dutour; Sévérine Berton, and Xavier Valentin. 2013. [ New eutherian mammals from the Late Cretaceous of Aix-en-Provence Basin, south-eastern France]. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 169. 653–672. doi:10.1111/zoj.12074 ISSN 0024-4082
Martin, J. E. 2007. New material of the Late Cretaceous globidontan Acynodon iberoccitanus (Crocodylia) from southern France. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27. 362-372.
Weishampel, David B.; Peter Dodson, and Halszka Osmólska (eds.). 2004. The Dinosauria, 2nd edition, 1–880. Berkeley: University of California Press. Accessed 2019-02-21. ISBN 0-520-24209-2
Le Loeuff, J., and É. Buffetaut. 1998. A new dromaeosaurid theropod from the Upper Cretaceous of southern France.. Oryctos 1. 105-112.
Tong, H.; E. S. Gaffney, and É. Buffetaut. 1998. Foxemys, a new side-necked turtle (Bothremydidae: Pelomedusoides) from the Late Cretaceous of France. American Museum Novitates 3251. 1-19.
Vianey-Liaud, M.; P. Mallan; O. Buscail, and C. Montgelard. 1994. Review of French dinosaur eggshells: morphology, structure, mineral, and organic composition. In K. Carpenter, K. F. Hirsch, and J. R. Horner (eds.), Dinosaur Eggs and Babies, 151–183. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.


== Further reading ==
R. Cousin, G. Breton, R. Fournier and J.-P. Watte. 1994. Dinosaur egglaying and nesting in France. K. Carpenter, K.F. Hirsch & J.R. Horner (eds.) Dinosaur Eggs and Babies. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 56-74
J. Le Loeuff, E. Buffetaut, P. Méchin and A. Méchin-Salessy. 1992. The first record of dromaeosaurid dinosaurs (Saurischia, Theropoda) in the Maastrichtian of southern Europe: palaeobiogeographical implications. Bulletin de la Société géologique de la France 163(3):337-343
R. Dughi and F. Sirugue. 1958. Sur les oeufs de dinosaures du bassin fluvio-lacustre de Basse-Provence. Comptes Rendus du Congrès National des Sociétés Savantes, Section des Sciences, Paris 83:183-20