Near the small village of Aizy-Jouy (Department Aisne) is the type locality of the Aizy Sands (Cuisian, late Ypresian, Eocene). In the past, both the Aizy Sands and Pierrefonds Sands were outcropping here. Both are very rich in larger benthic foraminifera and molluscs. Nowadays, only the Pierrefonds Sands are still accessible.
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The Aizy outcrop
Added by: FossilDude on 07-06-2018
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The site is along the D14, west of the village of Aizy-Jouy.
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This locality is known for the typical "Cuisian" finds. These are mainly larger benthic foraminifera, bivalves and gastropods, amongst which the enigmatic Velates perversus (Gmelin, 1791).
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