Itacaranha (Cretaceous to of Brazil)

Where: Bahia, Brazil (12.9° S, 38.5° W: paleocoordinates 11.6° S, 5.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Ilhas Group, Late/Upper Hauterivian to Late/Upper Hauterivian (136.4 - 125.5 Ma)

• Lower Cretaceous Recôncavo Basin, Bahia Supergroup, Ilhas Group (Late Hauterivian–Early Barremian)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, pebbly conglomerate and green, sandy shale

• "the cliff...consists chiefly of conglomerate, with irregular wedge-shaped bands of shale and clay, and also bands of sandstone. The conglomerate is composed of more or less rounded pebbles of gneiss, granite, quartz, and other crystalline rocks, and occasionally of sandstone; the whole forming an extremely hard rock. The pebbles vary in size from the finest gravel to large boulders."

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Mawson; reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: R. G. Souza, R. G. Figueiredo, S. A. K. Azevedo, D. Riff, and A. W. A. Kellner. 2019. Systematic revision of Sarcosuchus hartti (Crocodyliformes) from the Recôncavo Basin (Early Cretaceous) of Bahia, north-eastern Brazil. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 203352: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 13.08.2019

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Taxonomic list

 Loricata -
Sarcosuchus hartti Marsh 1869 crocodilian
NHMUK R 3079 (tooth)