Cerro Cóndor North (Jurassic to of Argentina)

Also known as Cerro Condor Norte

Where: Chubut, Argentina (43.4° S, 69.2° W: paleocoordinates 41.0° S, 28.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cañadón Asfalto Formation (Sierre de Olte Group), Late/Upper Toarcian to Late/Upper Toarcian (180.1 - 168.4 Ma)

• lower third of formation, "perhaps a little lower" than the Cerro Cóndor locality. Sierra de Olte Group = Lonco Tapial Group

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: wet floodplain; calcareous tuff and fine-grained, carbonaceous sandstone

• "the setting corresponds to that of a very wet floodplain"
• "a finely layered calcareous tuff, and is part of a sedimentary package formed by very fine deposits, beds containing carbonized plant remains, and fine sands"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J. F. Bonaparte in 1978-1982; reposited in the MACN

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: J. F. Bonaparte. 1979. Dinosaurs: a Jurassic assemblage from Patagonia. Science 205:1377-1378 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 28536: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 18.02.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
Patagosaurus fariasi n. gen. n. sp.
Patagosaurus fariasi n. gen. n. sp. Bonaparte 1979 sauropod
PVL 4170-4172, 4615, 4616 (=MACH-CH 932, 933, 935)
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866