Porto Dinheiro cliff tracksite (Jurassic to of Portugal)

Where: Estremadura, Portugal (39.2° N, 9.3° W: paleocoordinates 33.5° N, 1.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Praia da Amoreira-Porto Novo Member (Lourinhã Formation), Late/Upper Kimmeridgian to Late/Upper Kimmeridgian (155.7 - 145.0 Ma)

• interface between Lourinhã and Sobral fms.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: peritidal; burrowed limestone

• "short, marine transgressions"; "Shallow water during a period of sub-aerial exposure."
• "upper of two distinct 0.5-m.-thick carbonate layers…underside of a marine limestone bed containing numerous large bivalves and large Thalassinoides burrows."

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: cast, trace

Collected by O. Mateus & J. Milàn in 2005

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

Primary reference: O. Mateus and J. Milàn. 2010. A diverse Upper Jurassic dinosaur ichnofauna from central-west Portugal. Lethaia 43:245-257 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 154743: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 07.03.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Malleidae
Isognomon sp. Lightfoot 1786 oyster
 Cardiida - Neomiodontidae
Reptilia
 Saurischia -
Sauropoda indet. Marsh 1878 sauropod
tracks
 Saurischia - Megalosauridae
Torvosaurus sp. Galton and Jensen 1979 tetanuran
tracks; larger specimens
 Saurischia -
Therangospodus sp. Lockley et al. 2000 theropod
tracks
 Ornithischia -
Deltapodus brodricki Whyte and Romano 1995 ornithischian
tracks; ML1350
 Ichnofossils -
Thalassinoides sp. Ehrenberg 1944