Amphibian Hill (Cretaceous to of Israel)

Also known as ETE Locality 1508; Makhtesh Ramon

Where: Negev, Israel (30.5° N, 34.7° E: paleocoordinates 6.8° N, 29.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Hatira Formation, Berriasian to Berriasian (145.0 - 113.0 Ma)

• ETE dating method: time_unit, ETE age comment: . radiometric intage_max, radiometric intage_min

•"pre-Albian, probably Neocomian" (Nevo and Estes 1969)

•also said to be from the Nubian Formation

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - small; siltstone

• ETE sed env 1: lacustrine_sm, ETE sed env 2: . ETE event: airfall, ETE env comment: .

•"a small, shallow freshwater lake having an outlet" (Nevo and Estes 1969)

• ETE rock type adj: 0, ETE lithology comments: .

•fine-grained, laminated, lacustrine deposit associated with the Ramon basalt

•fossiliferous rock at main outcrop "consists of several thousand fine, varve-like alternating dark limonitic and light silty laminations"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression

Collection methods: ETE Size: .; ETE reference list: 478, ; ETE museum list:

•"some 900 adult frogs and 16 salamanders have been collected as well as two dinosaurian teeth and plant remains" (Nevo and Estes 1969)

Primary reference: A. Nevo. 1964. Fossil urodeles in Early Lower Cretaceous deposits of Makhtesh Ramon, Israel. Nature 201(4917):415-416 [E. Fara/E. Fara/E. Fara]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 22634: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 27.03.2001, edited by Emmanuel Fara

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Osteichthyes
 Salientia - Pipidae
Pipidae indet.4 Gray 1825 clawed frog
 Salientia -
"Cordicephalus gracilis n. gen. n. sp." = Cordicephalus gracilis2, "Cordicephalus longicostatus n. sp." = Cordicephalus gracilis2, Thoraciliacus rostriceps n. gen. n. sp.2
"Cordicephalus gracilis n. gen. n. sp." = Cordicephalus gracilis2 Nevo 1968 frog
"Cordicephalus longicostatus n. sp." = Cordicephalus gracilis2 Nevo 1968 frog
Thoraciliacus rostriceps n. gen. n. sp.2 Nevo 1968 frog
originally entered as "Thoraciliacus rostricepts"
 Caudata -
Ramonellus longispinus n. gen. n. sp.3
Ramonellus longispinus n. gen. n. sp.3 Nevo and Estes 1969 salamander
Reptilia
 Dinosauria -
Pinopsida
 Pinales -
Pteridopsida
  -
 Gleicheniales - Matoniaceae