Cerritos Bayos (Caliza de Reineckia) (Jurassic of Chile)

Where: Antofagasta, Chile (22.6° S, 69.1° W: paleocoordinates 21.2° S, 34.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Callovian (164.7 - 161.2 Ma)

• Caliza de Reineckia

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: red marl and yellow, sandy limestone

• "reddish marls with banks of yellow limestone, somewhat sandy"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by W. A. Biese in 1946–1950

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: W. Biese. 1961. El Jurásico de Cerritos Bayos [The Jurassic of Cerritos Bayos]. Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Ciencias Fisicas y Matematicas, Instituto de Geología, Publicación 19:1-61 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 172174: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 28.07.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Ammonoidea -
Aptychus sp. von Meyer 1861 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Kosmoceratidae
"Cosmoceras sp." = Kosmoceras
"Cosmoceras sp." = Kosmoceras Waagen 1869 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Perisphinctidae
Perisphinctes dorae, "Perisphinctes jupiter" = Choffatia jupiter
"Perisphinctes jupiter" = Choffatia jupiter Steinmann 1881 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Aspidoceratidae
Aspidoceras sp. Zittel ammonite
 Ammonitida - Macrocephalitidae
 Ammonitida - Oppeliidae
Oppelia sp. ammonite
 Belemnitida - Belemnitidae
Belemnites sp. belemnite
 Pectinida - Limidae
Lima sp. Bruguière 1797 file clam
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Ostreida - Posidoniidae
Posidonia sp. Bronn 1828 oyster
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astarte sp. Sowerby 1816 clam
 Ichthyosauria - Ichthyosauridae
Ichthyosaurus sp. Koenig 1818 ichthyosaur