Aguada del Caño (Cretaceous to of Argentina)

Where: Neuquén, Argentina (36.9° S, 70.3° W: paleocoordinates 41.7° S, 50.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Plottier Formation (Neuquén Group), Late/Upper Coniacian to Late/Upper Coniacian (89.3 - 83.5 Ma)

• Río Neuquén Subgroup, pre-Maastrichtian Senonian but also post-Cenomanian and probably pre-Campanian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; coarse-grained, brown, gray, red sandstone

• "coarse sandstones of grey, brown and red colours"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Roth & Schiller in 1921-1923; reposited in the MLP

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: F. v. Huene. 1929. Los sauriquios y ornitisquios del Cretáceo argentino. Anales del Museo de La Plata, serie 2 3:1-196 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 51572: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 08.06.2005, edited by Roger Benson

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines -
"Chelonii indet." = Testudines1
"Chelonii indet." = Testudines1 Batsch 1788 turtle
 Saurischia -
Titanosaurus sp.2 Lydekker 1877 sauropod
Antarctosaurus giganteus n. sp. Huene 1927 sauropod
MLP 23-316, Two femora, two fragments of a pubis, distal end of a tibia, two incomplete caudal vertebrae as well as indeterminate fragments (holotype)
 Avetheropoda -
Carnosauria indet.2 Huene 1920 carnosaur
large tooth