Futalognko Quarry, Costa Dinosaurio (CePaLB) (Cretaceous to of Argentina)

Also known as Proyecto Dino, MUCP, Lago Barreales

Where: Neuquén, Argentina (38.5° S, 68.7° W: paleocoordinates 44.4° S, 47.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Portezuelo Formation (Neuquén Group), Late/Upper Turonian to Late/Upper Turonian (93.5 - 85.8 Ma)

• single 0.5-m thick bed

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: channel lag; fine-grained conglomerate and fine-grained sandstone

• "meandering river system", with point bar, channel, and small lake deposits in region
• "fine conglomerate"; "fine sandstone and carbonates"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by J. O. Calvo and MUCP in 2000-present

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

Primary reference: J. O. Calvo, J. D. Porfiri, C. Veralli and F. Poblete. 2001. A giant titanosaurid sauropod from the Upper Cretaceous of Neuquén, Patagonia, Argentina. XVII Jornadas Argentinas de Paleontología de Vertebrados. Ameghiniana 38(4, suppl.):5R [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49415: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 15.04.2005, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
  -
Bivalvia indet.5 Linnaeus 1758 clam
Actinopteri
 Teleostei -
Euteleostei indet.6 Rosen 1973
Leufuichthys minimus n. gen. n. sp.7 Gallo et al. 2011
Leufuichthys minimus7 Gallo et al. 2011
scales; MUCPv-348
Reptilia
 Saurischia -
Sauropoda indet.3 sauropod
other taxa; incl. teeth
Futalognkosaurus dukei n. gen. n. sp.3 Calvo et al. 2007 sauropod
 Avetheropoda - Neovenatoridae
Megaraptor namunhuaiquii4 Novas 1998 allosauroid
MUCPv-341, 412, 413
 Avetheropoda - Carcharodontosauridae
Carcharodontosauridae indet.13 Stromer 1931 allosauroid
teeth
 Avetheropoda -
Maniraptora indet.3 Gauthier 1986 coelurosaur
skull
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Dromaeosauridae indet.10 Colbert and Russell 1969 coelurosaur
teeth; could be referable to Unenlagia
Unenlagia paynemili n. sp.2 Calvo et al. 2004 coelurosaur
 Saurischia - Abelisauridae
Abelisauridae indet.8 Bonaparte and Novas 1985 ceratosaur
 Saurischia - Elongatoolithidae
Elongatoolithidae indet.12 Zhao 1975 theropod
eggshells
 Neornithischia -
Iguanodontia indet.11 bird foot dinosaur
femur, ilium, vertebra
 Pterosauria -
Azhdarchoidea indet.9 Unwin 1992 pterosaur
MUCPv 358, 359, 600, two partial ulnae and wing phalanx
 Loricata -
aff. Comahuesuchus sp.3 Bonaparte 1991 crocodilian
jaw
 Loricata - Peirosauridae