Praia Santa tracksite (Cretaceous of Portugal)

Also known as Praia da Santa

Where: Algarve, Portugal (37.1° N, 8.8° W: paleocoordinates 30.4° N, 0.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Salema Formation, Early/Lower Barremian (130.0 - 125.5 Ma)

• 3 track levels, SAN1, SAN2, and SAN3

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: peritidal; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by S. Pernes, V. Santos, Ottway, B. Oliveira in 1997

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: V. F. dos Santos and L. A. Rodrigues. 2005. Scientific and cultural significance of some Portuguese dinosaur tracksites. International Symposium on Dinosaurs and Other Vertebrates Palaeoichnology. Abstract Book 62 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 206007: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 28.10.2019

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Dinosauria -
Dinosauria indet.2 Owen 1842 dinosaur
SAN1 (tridactyl); SAN2-1 (tridactyl); SAN2-T2, SAN2-T3, SAN2-T4; 2 SAN3 individuals
 Ornithischia - Iguanodontipodidae
Iguanodontipus sp. Sarjeant et al. 1998 ornithopod
 Saurischia -
Sauropoda indet.1 Marsh 1878 sauropod
SAN1 manus impressions