Aguas Calientes, Arroyo el Morterito (Cretaceous to of Argentina)

Also known as El Ceibal

Where: Salta, Argentina (24.3° S, 65.3° W: paleocoordinates 26.8° S, 51.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Yacoraite Formation (Salta Group), Early/Lower Maastrichtian to Early/Lower Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• detailed stratigraphic sections described for correlative purposes

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, brown, red, yellow, conglomeratic, calcareous sandstone and brown mudstone

• depositional facies in local "sub-basins", but regional geologic setting not described.
• 3) Reddish-brown, medium to fine sandstones, thick in the upper part and slightly conglomeratic. The calcareous cementation is only evident in the upper sector, whereas the rest is friable. In the lower third, of pink color, some small yellowish banks with gastropod remains are intercalated. It is possible to find bony remains in this entire assembly. Irregular chocolate-colored lenses of muddy-clayey texture are also intercalated. Total thickness: 12.5 m.

•(Translated from Spanish by M. Carrano)

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1975

Primary reference: J. F. Bonaparte and G. Bossi. 1967. Sobre la presencia de dinosaurios en la FormaciĆ³n Pirgua del Grupo Salta y su significado cronologico [On the presence of dinosaurs in the Pirgua Formation of the Salta Group and its chronologic significance]. Acta Geologica Lilloana 9:25-44 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 13210: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 29.01.2002

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Taxonomic list

 Sclerorhynchiformes - Sclerorhynchidae
Pucapristis branisi2 Schaffer 1963 elasmobranch
 Avetheropoda -
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian