Cap Mondego tracksite (basal) (Jurassic of Portugal)

Also known as Cabo Mondego, Pedra da Nau, Pedra de Nau, Buarcos

Where: Centro, Portugal (40.2° N, 8.9° W: paleocoordinates 34.1° N, 2.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Vale Verde Formation, Oxfordian (163.5 - 157.3 Ma)

• "Vale Verde beds"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; black, calcareous marl and coarse-grained, quartzose, yellow, argillaceous, calcareous sandstone

• in a "blackish marly limestone", also lignitic and formed by "a yellowish, coarse-grained sandstone" with a clayey-limestone matrix

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression, trace

Collected by Gomes, Cabaço, Zbyszewski in 1884, 1951

Collection methods: quarrying,

• observed 1884, collected & described by J. P. Gomes, then H. C. Cabaço (after 1942), G. Zbyszewski, O. da Veiga Ferreira, etc. in 1951

Primary reference: J. P. Gomes. 1916. Descoberta de rastos de saurios gigantescos no Jurássico do Cabo Mondego [Discovery of gigantic saurian footprints in the Jurassic of Cabo Mondego]. Comunicações da Comissão do Serviço Geológico de Portugal 11:132-134 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 49214: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 11.04.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
Eutynichnium lusitanicum n. gen. n. sp.
Eutynichnium lusitanicum n. gen. n. sp. Nopcsa 1923 theropod