Mina Triunfo (Cretaceous of Brazil)

Where: Ceará, Brazil (7.1° S, 39.7° W: paleocoordinates 8.6° S, 8.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Crato Formation (Santana Group), Late/Upper Aptian (122.5 - 113.0 Ma)

• Exact stratigraphic position is uncertain, but possibly from the basal layers of the biomicritic limestone package of the Crato Formation (Pinheiro et al. 2011).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; lithified, gray limestone

• "low-energy lacustrine environment"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: soft parts

Collected in 2009

Collection methods: quarrying

• CPCA: Centro de Pesquisas Paleontológicas da Chapada do Araripe (Departamento Nacional de Produção Mineral, Crato, Brazil)

Primary reference: F. L. Pinheiro, D. C. Fortier, C. L. Schultz, J. Artur, F.G. De Andrade and R. A.M. Bantim. 2011. New information on Tupandactylus imperator, with comments on the relationships of Tapejaridae (Pterosauria). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 56(3):567-580 [R. Butler/R. Butler/S. Bruning]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 102227: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 11.01.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Pterosauria - Tapejaridae
Tupandactylus imperator Campos and Kellner 1997 pterosaur
CPCA 3590, incomplete skull and lower jaw with associated soft tissues