Porteiras, Missão Velha (Cretaceous of Brazil)

Also known as Araripe Plateau, Chapada do Araripe

Where: Ceará, Brazil (7.3° S, 39.1° W: paleocoordinates 7.1° S, 6.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Missão Velha Formation (Vale do Carirí Group), Early/Lower Cretaceous (145.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: channel lag; sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 1988

Primary reference: P. M. Brito, R. J. Bertini, D. M. Martill and L. O. Salles. 1994. Vertebrate fauna from the Missão Velha Formation (Lower Cretaceous, N.E. Brazil). Boletim do 3° sobre o Cretáceo do Brasil, Campus de Rio Claro/SP, UNESP 139-140 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 59355: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 28.03.2006, edited by Mark Bell

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hybodontiformes - Polyacrodontidae
Polyacrodus sp. Jaekel 1889 elasmobranch
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Planohybodus peterboroughensis Rees and Underwood 2008 elasmobranch
UERJ-PMB 140a-q
Hybodus sp. Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
 Hybodontiformes - Acrodontidae
Acrodus sp. Agassiz 1838 elasmobranch
 Hybodontiformes - Lonchidiidae
Lonchidiidae indet. Herman 1977 elasmobranch
Parvodus rugianus Ansorge 1990 elasmobranch
UERJ-PMB 148a-d
 Teleostei - Aspidorhynchidae
 Lepisosteiformes -
Lepidotes sp. Agassiz 1843 gar
 Coelacanthiformes - Mawsoniidae
Mawsonia cf. gigas Mawson and Woodward 1907 coelacanth
 Testudines - Pelomedusidae
Pelomedusidae indet. Cope 1868 sideneck turtle
 Saurischia -
 Theropoda -
 Loricata -
Mesosuchia indet. Huxley 1875 crocodilian
 Squamata -
 Ceratodontiformes - Neoceratodontidae
Neoceratodus sp. Castelnau 1876 Queensland lungfish