Verdecchia family field (Cretaceous of Argentina)

Also known as Abelisaurid locality

Where: Río Negro, Argentina (39.1° S, 67.5° W: paleocoordinates 42.1° S, 52.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Anacleto Formation (Río Colorado Group), Early/Lower Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; concretionary sandstone and claystone

• Edad Mamífero Colloncurense Superior

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Mr. Raúl Ortíz

Primary reference: F. A. Gianechini, S. Apestteguia, W. Landini, F. Finotti, R. J. Valieri and F. Zandonai. 2015. New abelisaurid remains from the Anacleto Formation (Upper Cretaceous), Patagonia, Argentina. Cretaceous Research 54:1-16 [P. Mannion/J. Tennant/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 164849: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 19.12.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Dipnoi -
Dipnoi indet. lungfish
Reptilia
 Testudines -
 Saurischia -
Bonitasaura salgadoi Apesteguía 2004 sauropod
 Saurischia - Abelisauridae
Abelisauridae indet. Bonaparte and Novas 1985 ceratosaur
The specimen MPCN-PV 69 consists on a small to midsized theropod skeleton composed by a partial premaxilla, three probable dorsal vertebrae, fused sacral vertebrae, the proximal half of both left and right humeri, the distal portion of the pubis, and an incomplete pedal ungual phalanx, plus some indeterminate fragments. Due to the grade of fusion of the neural arches to the centra, the specimen corresponds probably to an adult or at least to a subadult. The total length of the skeleton is difficult to specify because it is highly fragmented, but is estimated to be between 3 and 5 m long