In the area surrounding the town of Montignac, in the Dordogne, fossils from the Upper Cretaceous can be found. In the hills surrounding this town Coniacian, Santonian and Campanian marls are outcropping. Fossils often wash out of these marles.
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Fossils can often be found along the roads, paths and on the fields, washed out of the marls.
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Montignac is well-known for the many rudist that can be found there. Apart from these, also ammonites occasionally wash out of the marls.
Literature recommended by members
- Cahuzac et al., 2007: Les espèces et genres de poissons Sélaciens fossiles (Crétacé, Tertiaire) créés dans le Bassin d'Aquitaine; recensement, taxonomie
Bull. Soc. Linn. Bordeaux, Tome 142, (N.S.) n° 35 (1), 3-43. \r\n
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