Boca do Chapim / Praia do Areia do Mastro tracksite (Cretaceous of Portugal)

Where: Lisboa, Portugal (38.3° N, 9.2° W: paleocoordinates 31.6° N, 1.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Areia do Mastro Formation, Early/Lower Barremian (130.0 - 125.5 Ma)

• three track-bearing beds

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; bioturbated, gray, blue lime mudstone

• "typical of an intertidal to subtidal lagoon environment"
• "bluish-grey limestones showing a nodular texture due to a high invertebrate bioturbation (mainly Thalassinoides suevicus)"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression, trace

Collected by S. Figueiredo in 2019

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: S. D. Figueiredo, C. N. d. Carvalho, P. P. Cunha and I. S. Carvalho. 2021. New dinosaur tracks from the lower Barremian of Portugal (Areia do Mastro Formation, Cape Espichel). Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection 9:84-96 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 217239: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 01.02.2021

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines -
Testudines indet. turtle
carapace fragments
 Ornithischia -
Ornithopoda indet. Marsh 1881 ornithopod
 Ornithischia - Iguanodontipodidae
Caririchnium sp. Leonardi 1984 ornithopod
CPGP.1.19.6, CPGP.1.19.14
 Saurischia -
Sauropoda indet. Marsh 1878 sauropod
 Theropoda -
Theropoda indet. Marsh 1881 theropod
 Crustacea -
Crustacea indet. crustacean
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1795 snail
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Ichnofossils -