La Bonita Hill quarry (Cretaceous of Argentina)

Where: Río Negro, Argentina (39.6° S, 68.3° W: paleocoordinates 44.2° S, 49.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bajo de la Carpa Formation (Neuquén Group), Santonian (86.3 - 83.6 Ma)

• Río Colorado Subgroup; bed at top of formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; sandstone

• "mid- to low-energy fluvial regime"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in the 1990s

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: S. Apesteguía. 2004. Bonitasaura salgadoi gen. et sp. nov.: a beaked sauropod from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia. Naturwissenschaften 91(10):493-497 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45407: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 21.10.2004, edited by Richard Butler and Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
Bonitasaura salgadoi n. gen. n. sp. Apesteguía 2004 sauropod
MPCA 460, partially articulated subadult skeleton (holotype); MPCA 467, 468
Theropoda indet. Marsh 1881 theropod
 Pterosauria -
Pterosauria indet. Kaup 1834 pterosaur
 Crocodylia -
Crocodylia indet. Owen 1842 crocodilian