Nălaţ-Vad (Cretaceous of Romania)

Also known as Nalat-Vad; Nalatvad

Where: Hunedoara, Romania (45.6° N, 22.9° E: paleocoordinates 32.7° N, 21.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: upper Member (Sânpetru Formation), Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• "can be considered as slightly older than at Totesti-baraj"; at least 7 horizons with eggs at the site.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; paleosol/pedogenic, black marl and shelly/skeletal limestone

• "fluvial palaeoenvironment with sandy channel infills and reddish brown overbank fines"
• black marl and coquina limestone with microvertebrate remains

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by V. Codrea in 2001-2002

Collection methods: bulk, surface (in situ), sieve,

Primary reference: V. Codrea, M. Vremir, C. Jipa, P. Godefroit, Z. Csiki, T. Smith, and C. Farcas. 2010. More than just Nopcsa's Transylvanian dinosaurs: A look outside the Hateg Basin. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 293:391-405 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 26369: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 14.10.2002, edited by Philip Mannion and Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae
Albanerpetontidae indet.4 Fox and Naylor 1982 tetrapod
 Testudinata -
Kallokibotion bajazidi3 Nopcsa 1923 turtle
UBB NVK-7, a partial anterior region of a carapace of a juvenile specimen (Fig. 5A, B). UBB NVK-31, and almost complete shell, lacking the most posterior regions of both the carapace and the plastron (Fig. 5C–H).
 Saurischia - Titanosauridae
Megaloolithus cf. siruguei4 Vianey-Liaud et al. 1994 titanosaurid
 Saurischia -
Paludititan nalatzensis n. gen. n. sp.1 Csiki et al. 2010 sauropod
Theropoda indet.4 Marsh 1881 theropod
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Velociraptorinae indet.4 Barsbold 1983 coelurosaur
 Avetheropoda - Troodontidae
cf. Troodontidae indet.4 Gilmore 1924 coelurosaur
 Avetheropoda -
cf. Paronychodon sp.4 Cope 1876 coelurosaur
 Enantiornithes -
Euenantiornithes indet.5 Chiappe 2002 bird
NVEN 1 (complete right humerus), NVEN 2 (proximal end of left humerus)
 Ornithischia - Nodosauridae
Nodosauridae indet.4 Marsh 1890 ornithischian
 Neornithischia -
Iguanodontia indet.4 bird foot dinosaur
similar to Mochlodon robustus
Hadrosauroidea indet.2 Huene 1954 bird foot dinosaur
 Squamata -
Scincomorpha indet.4 Camp 1923 lizard
possibly Scincidae
 Multituberculata -
Multituberculata indet.4 multituberculate
 Multituberculata - Kogaionidae
Barbatodon sp.4 Radulesco and Samson 1987 multituberculate
"n. sp."