Vallipón, Castellote (Cretaceous to of Spain)

Where: Aragón, Spain (40.8° N, 0.3° W: paleocoordinates 30.5° N, 9.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Artoles Formation, Late/Upper Barremian to Late/Upper Barremian (130.0 - 122.5 Ma)

• base of this formation (original name translates as "Artoles Marls and Limestones")

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; lithified, calcareous sandstone and conglomerate

• "deposited in an intertidal or subtidal environment very close [related[ to the coastline"
• Quartitic sandstones and conglomerates. "The rock is dissolved with 10% formic acid" before screenwashing.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: trace, coprolite

Collected in 1995

Collection methods: bulk, chemical, sieve,

• Materials include bones, coprolites, and gastroliths. Some preparation using formic acid.

Primary reference: J. I. Ruiz-Omeñaca, J. I. Canudo, and G. Cuenca-Bescós. 1996. Dientes de dinosaurios ornitópodos en el Barremiense superior de Castellote y Mas de las Matas (Teruel) [Ornithopod dinosaur teeth in the Upper Barremian of Castellote and Mas de las Matas (Teruel)]. Tomo Estraordinario, 125 Aniversario de la RSEHN. Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural, Madrid 315-319 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 28196: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 28.01.2003, edited by Kaitlin Maguire, Roger Benson, Philip Mannion and Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia indet.12 Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda indet.12 Cuvier 1797 snail
Chondrichthyes indet. Huxley 1880 cartilaginous fish
 Hybodontiformes - Polyacrodontidae
Polyacrodus sp.9 Jaekel 1889 elasmobranch
"? Hybodus parvidens" = Polyacrodus parvidens9 Woodward 1916 elasmobranch
 Hybodontiformes - Lonchidiidae
"Lissodus aff. crenulatus" = Lonchidion crenulatum9, Lissodus sp.9, Lissodus breve9
"Lissodus aff. crenulatus" = Lonchidion crenulatum9 Patterson 1966 elasmobranch
Lissodus sp.9 Brough 1935 elasmobranch
Lissodus breve9 elasmobranch
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
"Pseudohypolophus mcnultyi" = Hypolophus mcnultyi9
"Pseudohypolophus mcnultyi" = Hypolophus mcnultyi9 Thurmond 1971 whiptail stingray
misspelled "mcnultyui"
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
 Lamniformes - Eoptolamnidae
Eoptolamna eccentrolopha n. gen. n. sp.8
Eoptolamna eccentrolopha n. gen. n. sp.8 Kriwet et al. 2008 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspididae indet.9 Müller and Henle 1839 sand tiger shark
 Synechodontiformes - Orthacodontidae
Orthacodontidae indet.9 de Beaumont 1960 elasmobranch
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Pycnodontidae indet.9 Agassiz 1835
 Holostei -
 Amiiformes - Amiidae
Amiidae indet.9 Huxley 1861 bowfin
 Lepisosteiformes -
Lepidotes sp.9 Agassiz 1843 gar
 Salientia -
 Testudines - Dortokidae
 Testudines -
Cryptodira indet.9 Cope 1868 turtle
 Dinosauria -
 Saurischia -
Pleurocoelus valdensis10 Lydekker 1889 sauropod
Titanosauriformes indet.2 Salgado et al. 1997 sauropod
MPZ 99/672
 Theropoda -
 Avetheropoda -
Coelurosauria indet.9 Huene 1914 coelurosaur
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Dromaeosauridae indet.4 Colbert and Russell 1969 coelurosaur
MPZ 96/100
 Saurischia - Spinosauridae
"Baryonychidae indet." = Baryonychinae9
"Baryonychidae indet." = Baryonychinae9 Charig and Milner 1986 tetanuran
 Ornithischia -
? Stegosauria indet.9 ornithischian
 Neornithischia - Hypsilophodontidae
Hypsilophodontidae indet. Dollo 1882 hypsilophodontid
MPZ 96/57
 Neornithischia -
cf. Hypsilophodon sp.9 Huxley 1870 ornithischian
Ornithopoda indet.9 bird foot dinosaur
Iguanodontoidea indet.7 Hay 1902 bird foot dinosaur
MPZ 96/50–52
Iguanodontoidea indet.7 Hay 1902 bird foot dinosaur
 Pterosauria -
Pterodactyloidea "indet. A"11 Plieninger 1901 pterosaur
MPZ 96/59, 98/39 to 98/48; 21 teeth
Pterodactyloidea "indet. B"11 Plieninger 1901 pterosaur
MPZ 96/58
 Loricata - Goniopholididae
Goniopholis sp.9 Owen 1842 crocodilian
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian
Bernissartia sp.9 Dollo 1883 crocodilian
aff. Theriosuchus sp.13 Owen 1878 crocodilian
 Squamata - Paramacellodidae
Paramacellodidae indet.9 Estes 1983 lizard
 Plesiosauria -
 Eutriconodonta - Gobiconodontidae
Gobiconodon sp.9 Trofimov 1978 mammal
 Symmetrodonta -
Symmetrodonta indet.6 symmetrodont
MPZ 96/180
 Theriiformes -
? Theria indet.6 Parker and Haswell 1897 mammal
MPZ 96/177–179
 Docodonta -
Docodonta indet.5 Kretzoi 1946 dodocont
 Multituberculata - Pinheirodontidae
? Lavocatia sp.9 Canudo and Cuenca-Bescós 1996 multituberculate
MPZ 96/165, 96/175
 Multituberculata - Paulchoffatiidae
Paulchoffatiinae indet.6 Hahn 1971 multituberculate
MPZ 96/174, 96/176
 Multituberculata - Eobaataridae
"Eobaatarinae indet." = Eobaataridae6, Eobaatar sp.1, ? Eobaatar pajaronensis1
"Eobaatarinae indet." = Eobaataridae6 Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 1987 multituberculate
MPZ 96/166–173
Eobaatar sp.1 Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 1987 multituberculate
MPZ 96/156–159, MPZ2010/859–862; Three P1/3s... a ?P5 of Eobaatar may also belong to this species... other teeth such as the three upper incisors and upper and lower first and second molars may also belong to this species of Eobaatar
? Eobaatar pajaronensis1 Hahn and Hahn 2001 multituberculate
MPZ 96/160–164