Colunga tracksite (Jurassic of Spain)

Also known as Gigantosauropus type

Where: Asturias, Spain (43.5° N, 5.2° W: paleocoordinates 35.6° N, 7.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tereñes Marl Formation, Kimmeridgian (157.3 - 152.1 Ma)

• described as "Wealden" but age given as Kimmeridgian. tracks in lower part

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; silty, calcareous sandstone and shelly/skeletal, calcareous, carbonaceous marl

• "Tereñes marl" described as "offshore shallow water" deposit.
• "the "Tereñes marl" is in the lower section a silt and chalk sandstone with dessication cracks and ripple marks, then becomes a bituminous, prominently ostracode-bearing, pelecypod shell chalk, lime chalk marl and marl." (German translated by M. Carrano)

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: trace

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

Primary reference: H. Mensink and D. Mertmann. 1984. Dinosaurier-Fährten (Gigantosauropus asturiensis n. g. n. sp.; Hispanosauropus hauboldi n. g. n. sp.) im Jura Asturiens bei La Griega und Ribadesella (Spanien). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Monatshefte 1984(7):405-415 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 13342: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 01.03.2002

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Taxonomic list

• type and referred specimens of Gigantosauropus asturiensis n. gen., n. sp.; referred specimens of Hispanosauropus hauboldi n. gen., n. sp.
 Saurischia -
Hispanosauropus hauboldi Mensink and Mertmann 1984 theropod
Gigantosauropus asturiensis n. gen. n. sp. Mensink and Mertmann 1984 dinosaur