Barranc del Fusteró (Eocene of Spain)

Where: Catalonia, Spain (42.0° N, 0.7° E: paleocoordinates 37.3° N, 0.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: MP 10 (55.8 - 48.6 Ma)

• "Barranc del Fusteró is regarded, however, as MP10 (Badiola et al., 2009)"

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone and marl

• "Fossil vertebrates are found in the sandstones, which are associated with complex channels of braided rivers, and also in marls and clays corresponding with floodplain deposits (Checa, 1995)."

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: A. Bolet. 2017. First early Eocene lizards from Spain and a study of the compositional changes between late Mesozoic and early Cenozoic Iberian lizard assemblages . Palaeontologia Electronica 20(2):1-22 [P. Barrett/T. Cleary]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 181618: authorized by Paul Barrett, entered by Terri Cleary on 21.09.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Anguidae
Glyptosaurinae indet. Marsh 1872 lizard
IPS 49863, body osteoderm
Anguinae indet. Gray 1825 lizard
IPS 49860, three fragments of osteoderm; IPS 49862, fragment of osteoderm