Quercy Phosphorites Formation
The Quercy Phosphorites Formation is a geologic formation in France. It preserves fossils dating back to the Paleogene period. Its fossils, most of which are mammal bones, have been studied since the nineteenth century. It qualifies as a Lagerstätte because it also preserves the soft tissues of a few amphibians and a squamate, in addition to their articulated skeleton in what has been called natural mummies.
|Quercy Phosphorites Formation|
Stratigraphic range: Paleogene
- Filhol H. 1877. Recherches sur les phosphorites du Quercy. Paris: Masson.
- Lalloy, F.; Rage, J.-C.; Evans, S.E.; Boistel, R.; Lenoir, N.; Laurin, M. (2013). "A re-interpretation of the Eocene anuran Thaumastosaurus based on microCT examination of a 'mummified' specimen". PLoS ONE. 8: 1–11. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0074874. PMC 3783478. PMID 24086389.
- Various Contributors to the Paleobiology Database. "Fossilworks: Gateway to the Paleobiology Database". Archived from the original on 31 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
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