Peralta, near Atalaia (Jurassic to of Portugal)

Where: Lisboa, Portugal (39.2° N, 9.3° W: paleocoordinates 33.5° N, 1.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Praia da Amoreira-Porto Novo Member (Lourinhã Formation), Late/Upper Kimmeridgian to Late/Upper Kimmeridgian (155.7 - 145.0 Ma)

• orig. Sobral Mb.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lenticular claystone

• "large clay lens"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Matos & Deus in 1947

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float), mechanical,

Primary reference: A. F. d. Lapparent and G. Zbyszewski. 1951. Découverte d'une riche faune de Reptiles Dinosauriens dans le Jurassique supérieur du Portugal [Discovery of a rich fauna of dinosaurian reptiles in the Upper Jurassic of Portugal]. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences à Paris 233:1125-1127 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 47430: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 24.02.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Lepisosteiformes -
Lepidotes sp. Agassiz 1843 gar
 Testudines -
Testudines indet. Batsch 1788 turtle
 Saurischia - Brachiosauridae
"Brachiosaurus atalaiensis n. sp." = Lusotitan atalaiensis
"Brachiosaurus atalaiensis n. sp." = Lusotitan atalaiensis Lapparent and Zbyszewski 1957 brachiosaurid
MG 4798
 Saurischia -
Megalosaurus insignis Eudes-Deslongchamps and Lennier 1870 theropod
 Ornithischia - Stegosauridae
"Omosaurus lennieri" = Dacentrurus armatus
"Omosaurus lennieri" = Dacentrurus armatus Marsh 1877 ornithischian
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866
"fossil wood"