Futalognko Quarry, plant layer (CePaLB) (Cretaceous to of Argentina)

Also known as Proyecto Dino, MUCP

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 bed, about 0.2 m above dinosaur-bearing layer

• 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

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression

Collected by J. O. Calvo and MUCP

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

Primary reference: M. L. Sánchez, J. O. Calvo, and S. E. Heredia. 2005. Paleoambientes de sedimentación del tramo superior de la Formación Portezuelo, Grupo Neuquén (Cretácico Superior), Los Barreales, provincia del Neuquén [Paleoenvironments of sedimentation of the upper section of the Portezuelo Formation, Neuquén Group (Upper Cretaceous), Los Barreales, Neuquén province]. Revista de la Asociación Geológica Argentino 60(1):142-158 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 87412: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 17.03.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Angiospermae indet.1 Mabberley 2000
Magnoliopsida "indet. D"2 Cronquist et al. 1996
Morphotype D
Magnoliopsida "indet. C"2 Cronquist et al. 1996
Morphotype C
Magnoliopsida "indet. B"2 Cronquist et al. 1996
Morphotype B
Magnoliopsida "indet. A"2 Cronquist et al. 1996
Carpolithes "sp. 1"2 Schlotheim 1820
Carpolithes "sp. 2"2 Schlotheim 1820