Sant Romà d'Abella (SRA) (Cretaceous of Spain)

Also known as Sant Romá de Abella, Barranco de la Llau de Doba, Sant Romà-2

Where: Cataluña, Spain (42.2° N, 1.1° E: paleocoordinates 34.1° N, 0.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Conques Formation (Tremp Group), Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• 70 m below late Maastrichtian limestones; in the "Lower Red Garumnian" strata

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: crevasse splay; paleosol/pedogenic, concretionary, oncoidal, gray, blue, calcareous sandstone

• paleosols, crevasse splays, and levees
• "mainly composed of lutites, but with calcareous nodules in well-developed paleosols. Channel-like sandstone beds...that occasionally display oncolites at their bases, are interspersed among the lutites."

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by IPS in 1984–1990

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: M. L. Casanovas, J. S. Santafé, J. L. Sanz and A. D. Buscalioni. 1987. Arcosaurios (Crocodilia, Dinosauria) del Cretácico superior de la Conca de Tremp (Lleida, España) [Archosaurs (Crocodilia, Dinosauria) from the Upper Cretaceous of the Tremp Basin (Lleida, Spain)]. Estudios Geologicos, Volumen Extraordinario Galve-Tremp 95-110 [J. Alroy/R. Whatley/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38893: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 13.05.2004

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Taxonomic list

• "new material (especially maxillar and mandibular elements) has revealed unequivocal hadrosaurid affinities....P. isonensis represents the first record of a lambeosaurine hadrosaurid from Europe" (Casanovas-Cladellas et al. 1998)
 Saurischia - Titanosauridae
Titanosauridae indet.4 Lydekker 1885 titanosaurid
Megaloolithus siruguei5 Vianey-Liaud et al. 1994 titanosaurid
 Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae
Hadrosauridae indet.2, "Pararhabdodon isonense n. gen. n. sp." = Pararhabdodon isonensis1
Hadrosauridae indet.2 Cope 1869 hadrosaurid
IPS-SRA-2 to 6, 9, 10, 14
"Pararhabdodon isonense n. gen. n. sp." = Pararhabdodon isonensis1 Casanovas Cladellas 1992 lambeosaurine
IPS-SRA-1, 12, 13, 15, 16
 Crocodylia - Alligatoridae
Alligatoridae indet.3 Gray 1844 crocodilian
teeth, vertebrae, osteoderms