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A pangolin from the French Quercy phosphorites
The skull of Tetraceratops
Notidanodon tooth (Neoselachii: Hexanchiformes) in the Late Jurassic of New Zealand
Fossil vertebrate assemblage at Las Aguilas
A femur of the giant bird Gargantuavis
Long-term fidelity of megaoolithid dinosaurs to a large breeding-ground in the Upper Cretaceous of Aix-en-Provence (southern France).Large nesting ground; megaloolithid eggs; Southern France; Upper Cretaceous
Cite this article: Garcia G., Dutour Y., Cojan I., Valentin X., Cheylan G., 2003. Long-term fidelity of megaoolithid dinosaurs to a large breeding-ground in the Upper Cretaceous of Aix-en-Provence (southern France). Palaeovertebrata 32 (2-4): 109-120.
We present here the preliminary results from a new nesting site "Sextius-Mirabeau", discovered close to the historical centre of Aix-en-Provence in Upper Cretaceous deposits. This extensive megaloolithid nesting ground, the first large scale excavation (3225 m²) in France, yielded more than 530 eggs, some organized in clusters. Their study reveals the reproductive strategy of the megaloolithid egglayer group which indicates nesting fidelity and gregarious behaviour.
Published in Vol. 32, Fasc. 2-4 (2003)