Agua de Las Catas, Ischigualasto (Triassic of Argentina)

Also known as Hoyada del Cerro Las Lajas, Pisanosaurus type

Where: La Rioja, Argentina (30.0° S, 68.0° W: paleocoordinates 46.6° S, 33.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Scaphonyx-Exaeretodon-Herrerasaurus other zone, Ischigualasto Formation, Carnian (237.0 - 228.0 Ma)

• Pisanosaurus was reportedly collected from the "middle third" of the formation (e.g. Bonaparte 1982, JVP 2:362-371; Rogers et al. 1993, Science 260:794). This was used to suggest a Norian age for Pisanosaurus (see Langer et al. 2010, Biol. Reviews). More recently, however, Martinez et al. (2011, Science 331: 206) placed Pisanosaurus within their "Scaphonyx-Exaeretodon-Herrerasaurus biozone" corresponding to the lower part of the formation and a "narrow temporal interval from 231.5 to 229 Ma in the latter half of the Carnian stage"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Scaglia in the 1960s

Collection methods: mechanical,

• PVL: Instituto Miguel Lillo, Tucuman

Primary reference: R. M. Casamiquela. 1967. Un nuevo dinosaurio ornitisquio triasico (Pisanosaurus mertii; Ornithopoda) de la FormaciĆ³n Ischigualasto, Argentina [A new Triassic ornithischian dinosaur (Pisanosaurus mertii; Ornithopoda) from the Ischigualasto Formation, Argentina]. Ameghiniana 4(2):47-64 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 26452: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 15.10.2002, edited by Richard Butler

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Taxonomic list

 Ornithischia -
Pisanosaurus mertii n. gen. n. sp.
Pisanosaurus mertii n. gen. n. sp. Casamiquela 1967 ornithischian
PVL 2577, partial skeleton
 Pseudosuchia - Ornithosuchidae
Venaticosuchus rusconii n. gen. n. sp.1
Venaticosuchus rusconii n. gen. n. sp.1 Bonaparte 1970 archosaur
PVL 2578, partial skull
 Loricata -
Trialestes romeri2 Reig 1963 crocodilian
PVL 3889, incomplete, partially articulated postcranial skeleton