Nova Olinda quarries (Cretaceous of Brazil)

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

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Nova Olinda Member (Crato Formation), Late/Upper Aptian (122.5 - 113.0 Ma)

• in the lower 20m of the section

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lime mudstone and mudstone

• organic rich mudstones and millimeter-laminated micritic plattenkalk limestones

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: replaced with pyrite, replaced with limonite

Reposited in the SMNS

Collection methods: mechanical,

Primary reference: B. A. R. Mohr and H. Eklund. 2003. Araripia florifera, a magnoliid angiosperm from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation (Brazil). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 126:279-292 [D. Smith/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 77891: authorized by Dena Smith, entered by Erin Leckey on 22.01.2008, edited by Richard Butler, Philip Mannion, Nicholas Visalden, Matthew Carrano and Lucas Barcelos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Araripia florifera
  -
Araripia florifera n. gen. n. sp.
Araripia florifera n. gen. n. sp. Mohr and Eklund 2003
axes with attached leaves and some with flower buds
Amphibia
 Salientia -
Primaevorana cratensis10 Moura et al. 2021 frog
GP/2E-9497
Pipimorpha indet.1 Ford and Cannatella 1993 frog
MPSC-Am 138, MPSC-Am 892
Reptilia
 Squamata - Dolichosauridae
Tetrapodophis amplectus n. gen. n. sp.9
Tetrapodophis amplectus n. gen. n. sp.9 Martill et al. 2015 squamates
BMMS BK 2-2 - holotype (complete skeleton)
 Squamata -
Calanguban alamoi n. gen. n. sp.13
Calanguban alamoi n. gen. n. sp.13 Simões et al. 2015 squamates
MN 7234-V - holotype (skull, limbs, dorsal and caudal vertebrae, and body outline)
 Pterosauria - Chaoyangopteridae
Lacusovagus magnificens n. gen. n. sp.15
Lacusovagus magnificens n. gen. n. sp.15 Witton 2008 pterosaur
SMNK PAL 4325, incomplete skull
 Pterosauria - Tapejaridae
Tapejaridae indet.14, ? Tapejaridae indet.14, Thalassodrominae indet.15, "Tapejara imperator n. sp." = Tupandactylus imperator2, "Tapejara navigans n. sp." = Tupandactylus navigans8, Aymberedactylus cearensis n. gen. n. sp.11
Tapejaridae indet.14 Kellner 1989 pterosaur
SMNK 3830 PAL, partial skeleton
? Tapejaridae indet.14 Kellner 1989 pterosaur
SMNK 2342 PAL, partial wing finger
Thalassodrominae indet.15 Kellner and Campos 2007 pterosaur
MN 4729-V, SMNK PAL 3855
"Tapejara imperator n. sp." = Tupandactylus imperator2 Campos and Kellner 1997 pterosaur
DNPM MCT 1622-R, complete skull. SMNK PAL 2839, skull. Additional privately opened specimen is known
"Tapejara navigans n. sp." = Tupandactylus navigans8 Frey et al. 2003 pterosaur
SMNK 2344 (holotype), 2343, skulls
Aymberedactylus cearensis n. gen. n. sp.11 Pegas et al. 2016 pterosaur
MN 7596-V - holotype (lower mandible)
 Pterosauria -
Ludodactylus sibbicki n. gen. n. sp.7
Ludodactylus sibbicki n. gen. n. sp.7 Frey et al. 2003 pterosaur
SMNK PAL 3828, skull
 Pterosauria - Ornithocheiridae
Ornithocheiridae indet.14 Seeley 1870 pterosaur
MN 4798-V, tooth. SMNK PAL 3854, postcranial skeleton. MPSC R-739, MPSC R-779, partial wings.
? Barbosania gracilirostris3 Elgin and Frey 2011 pterosaur
MN 4797-V, partial skull
Arthurdactylus conandoylei n. gen. n. sp.6 Frey and Martill 1994 pterosaur
SMNK 1132 PAL, skeleton lacking skull
 Loricata -
Susisuchus anatoceps5 Salisbury et al. 2003 crocodilian
MPSC-R1136 (partially articulated postcranial remains comprising cervical and dorsal vertebrae, bones of the pectoral girdle including the right forelimb, and osteoderms from the dorsal shield); preserved on a limestone plate
 Testudines - Araripemydidae
cf. Araripemys sp.12, "Araripemys arturi n. sp." = Araripemys barretoi4
cf. Araripemys sp.12 Price 1973 sideneck turtle
MN 6745-V, an incomplete left plastron, composed of the hyoplastron and the hypoplastron of the left side
"Araripemys arturi n. sp." = Araripemys barretoi4 Price 1973 sideneck turtle
SMNK-PAL 3979; partial skeleton with associated soft tissues on a slab of laminated, cream-coloured limestone.