La Voulte-sur-Rhone is a marine sedimentary deposit (Lagerstätte) located in France, with a population of around 5,000 and a total area of 9.70 km2 (3.75 ml2). In age, it's Middle Jurassic (Callovian), and is known for the various fossils it produces, including cephalopods, like Rhomboteuthis lehmani, Vampyronassa rhodanica and Proteroctopus ribeti. Fossilized cephalopods are rarely found, and Voulte-sur-Rhone is prized among paleontologists as being one of a few localities to produce cephalopod fossils.
Fossil preservation by pyrite is a geologically rare process. Pyrite preserved fossils are also found in Beecher's Trilobite Bed and Hunsrück Slate. La Voulte-sur-Rhone also boasts crustaceans, fish, ophiuroids, and other pyritized specimens. This exceptional preservation of fossils at this site is probably due to oxygen deficient water at the time of their deposition, and repeated sediment blanketing.
Highlights: Market, La Boissine
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