Cerrada Roya (CRH) (Cretaceous of Spain)

Also known as Teruel, Galve syncline, Cerrada Roya-Mina, Cerrada Roya Mina, La Mina

Where: Aragón, Spain (40.6° N, 0.9° W: paleocoordinates 30.7° N, 9.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Camarillas Formation, Early/Lower Barremian (130.0 - 125.5 Ma)

• 5-I is the lower of two sub-units (the other is 5-II).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "channel"; mudstone and sandstone

• "fluvially dominated channels.. low sinuosity channels with vertical acretion (Diaz et al. 1984)"

•unidirectional currents

• "The thickest unit is lithofacies 5, composed of mudstones, sandstones and conglomerates. The sandstones and gravels are found in channels which may be 8 m thick (Diaz et al. 1984).

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Herrero

• Material is in the J. M. Herrero collection (Galve).

•Mudstones contain Unionids, and vertebrate remains, including archosaurs and fish teeth. Channels contain fragments of vertebrates and plant remains, occasionally silicified. It is unclear whether these taxa are present at the Cerrada Roya locality.

Primary reference: M. Diaz, A. Yébenes, A. Goy and J. L. Sanz. 1984. Landscapes inhabited by Upper Jurassic/Lower Cretaceous archosaurs (Galve, Teruel, Spain). In W.-E. Reif & F. Westphal (ed.), Third Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems, Short Papers 67-72 [J. Alroy/R. Whatley/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36368: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Robin Whatley on 26.01.2004, edited by Matthew Carrano, Richard Butler, Roger Benson, Terri Cleary and Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes - Polyacrodontidae
"Hybodus parvidens" = Polyacrodus parvidens9
"Hybodus parvidens" = Polyacrodus parvidens9 Woodward 1916 elasmobranch
 Hybodontiformes - Lonchidiidae
Lonchidion microselachos10 Estes and Sanchíz 1982 elasmobranch
MPG P-CR(m)-1, MPG P-CR(m)-2, MPG P-CR(m)-3, MPG P-CR(m)-4, MPG P-CR(m)-5
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
Rhinobatos sp.2 Link 1790 guitarfish
Actinopteri
 Teleostei -
Teleostei indet.9 Müller 1846
 Neopterygii -
 Holostei -
 Neopterygii -
Amiiformes indet.9 Hay 1929 bowfin
 Lepisosteiformes -
"Lepidotes" sp.9 Agassiz 1843 gar
Reptilia
 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines2, Galvechelone lopezmartinezae n. sp.6
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines2 Batsch 1788 turtle
Galvechelone lopezmartinezae n. sp.6 Pérez-García and Murelaga 2012 turtle
Holotype: MPG/CR(m3), articulated antero-medial area of a caparace, retaining the complete first three dorsal vertebrae and the anterior half of the fourth and the dorsal half of the eighth cervical vertebra.
 Saurischia - Camarasauridae
? Camarasauridae indet.9 Cope 1877 camarasaurid
 Saurischia - Spinosauridae
Spinosaurinae indet.10 Sereno et al. 1998 tetanuran
MPG CR(m)-1, MPG CR(m)-2, MPG CR(m)-4, MPG CR(m)-6
 Ornithischia - Nodosauridae
Nodosauridae indet.2 Marsh 1890 ornithischian
 Neornithischia - Dryosauridae
? Valdosaurus sp.8 Galton 1977 bird foot dinosaur
CRH-1-1, femur
 Pterosauria -
Pterodactyloidea indet.10 pterosaur
Teeth, morphotype 2
 Pterosauria - Istiodactylidae
Istiodactylidae indet.10 Howse et al. 2001 pterosaur
Teeth, morphotype 4
 Pterosauria - Ornithocheiridae
Ornithocheiridae indet.10 Seeley 1870 pterosaur
 Loricata -
Neosuchia sp.9 Clark 1988 crocodilian
Bernissartia fagesii1 Dollo 1883 crocodilian
aff. Theriosuchus sp.11 Owen 1878 crocodilian
 Squamata -
Squamata indet.9 Oppel 1811 lizard
 Squamata - Teiidae
"Meyasaurus sp." = Meyasaurus9, "Ilerdaesaurus sp." = Meyasaurus2
"Meyasaurus sp." = Meyasaurus9 Vidal 1915 lizard
"Ilerdaesaurus sp." = Meyasaurus2 Vidal 1915 lizard
 Squamata - Paramacellodidae
Paramacellodus sp.7 Hoffstetter 1967 lizard
P2-H 1-5, five tooth or crown fragments
Mammalia
 Mammalia -
 Multituberculata - Paulchoffatiidae
Galveodon nannothus n. gen. n. sp.3
Galveodon nannothus n. gen. n. sp.3 Hahn and Hahn 1992 multituberculate
P-2.H-5 (holotype i2)
 Multituberculata - Eobaataridae
Eobaatar sp.5 Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 1987 multituberculate
P-2.H-3 (m2) as 'Parentotherium vel Eobaatar'
Eobaatar hispanicus n. sp.3 Hahn and Hahn 1992 multituberculate
Y.H.-1 (holotype right ?p5)
Parendotherium herreroi4 Crusafont-Pairo and Adrover 1965 multituberculate