La Salada (Cretaceous of Mexico)

Where: Coahuila, Mexico (28.8° N, 103.3° W: paleocoordinates 35.2° N, 76.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Aguja Formation, Campanian (83.6 - 72.1 Ma)

• Lower member of the Aguja Formation

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: delta plain; lithology not reported

• A deltaic river system with frequent ingressions of sea water, less than

•ten kilometres from shore

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: H. E. Rivera-Sylva, E. Frey, J. R. Guzmán-Gutiérrez, F. Palomino-Sánchez, and W. Stinnesbeck. 2011. A Deinosuchus riograndensis (Eusuchia: Alligatoroidea) from Coahuila, North Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas 28(2):267-274 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 113768: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 05.08.2011, edited by Graeme Lloyd

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Taxonomic list

 Globigerinina - Heterohelicidae
Actinopteri
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteidae indet. Cuvier 1825 gar
scales
Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionychidae indet. Gray 1825 softshell turtle
osteoderms
 Neornithischia - Ceratopsidae
Ceratopsidae indet. Marsh 1888 ceratopsid
Yehuecauhceratops mudei n. gen. n. sp. Rivera-Sylva et al. 2017 ceratopsid
CPC 274
 Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae
Hadrosauridae indet. Cope 1869 hadrosaurid
With a bitemark applied by a Deinosuchus; 7 caudals, humerus, metatarsals; CPC-308, 309
 Crocodylia -
Deinosuchus riograndensis Colbert and Bird 1954 crocodilian
At least 2 individuals: six teeth and tooth fragments (CPC 484/1; CPC 484/2; CPC 484/3; CPC 484/4; CPC 484/5; CPC 484/6), a sixth or seventh cervical vertebra (CPC 484/7), a caudal vertebra (CPC 484/8), an accessory cervical left osteoderm (CPC 484/9), and a ventral osteoderm (CPC 484/10)