Boca do Chapim, Cape Espichel (Cretaceous of Portugal)

Also known as Saint-Espichel, Cap d'Espichel

Where: Centro, Portugal (38.4° N, 9.2° W: paleocoordinates 31.8° N, 1.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• "Formação de Papo Seco", C1HB; also called the Grès à Dinosauriens" and the Almargem beds

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal; sandstone

• "lagoonal sandstones filling a valley at the beginning of a transgressive phase"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by P. Choffat, A. F. de Lapparent, A. Ferreira in 1878, 1940, 1951

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

Primary reference: H.-E. Sauvage. 1896. Les Crocodiliens et les Dinosauriens des terrains Mésozoïques du Portugal [The crocodilians and dinosaurs from the Mesozoic terrains of Portugal]. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 3e série 24:46-48 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49255: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 12.04.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Chimaeriformes -
 Ornithischia -
Iguanodon sp.1 Mantell 1825 ornithopod
2 teeth (MSGP O), 4 vertebrae, distal R femur
 Theropoda -
 Theropoda - Spinosauridae
Suchosaurus girardi n. sp.4 Sauvage 1898 tetanuran theropod
 Saurischia -
"Pleurocoelus" valdensis3 Lydekker 1889 sauropod
 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines2
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines2 Batsch 1788 turtle