Cerros Bravos (Cretaceous of Chile)

Where: Atacama, Chile (26.8° S, 69.4° W: paleocoordinates 25.6° S, 34.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Quebrada Monardes Formation, Berriasian (145.0 - 139.8 Ma)

• Probably Berriasian based on Martínez et al. (2015 [see Alarcón-Muñoz et al. 2020])

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: eolian; lithified sandstone and lithified mudstone

• Sequence of red sandstones, mudstones, conglomerates and evaporites

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: trace

Primary reference: C. M. Bell and M. Suarez. 1989. Vertebrate fossils and trace fossils in Upper Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous red beds in the Atacama region, Chile. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 2(4):351-357 [P. Mannion/J. Tennant/J. Tennant]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136379: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 27.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

Vertebrata indet.
Vertebrate footprints