Praia de Porto Dinheiro cliff (Jurassic to of Portugal)

Also known as Dinheirosaurus lourinhanensis type

Where: Estremadura, Portugal (39.2° N, 9.3° W: paleocoordinates 33.6° N, 1.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Amoreira-Porto Novo Member (Lourinhã Formation), Late/Upper Kimmeridgian to Late/Upper Kimmeridgian (155.7 - 145.0 Ma)

• = "Formação de Lourinha"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; sandstone and mudstone

• The strata of Porto Dinheiro are fluvial sediments that consist of shales, marls, sandstones, and conglomerates (Schwarz and Fechner 2004)

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Anunciação in 1987

Collection methods: bulk, surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: P. Dantas, J. L. Sanz, C. M. Silva, F. Ortega, V. F. Santos and M. Cachão. 1998. Lourinhasaurus n. gen. Novo dinossáurio saurópode do Juássico superior (Kimeridgiano superior-Titoniano inferior) de Portugal [Lourinhasaurus n. gen. New sauropod dinosaur from the Upper Jurassic (upper Kimmeridgian-lower Tithonian) of Portugal]. Actas do V Congresso Nacional de Geologia (Resumos Alargados). Comunicações del Instituto Geológico e Mineiro 84(1):A91-A94 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49304: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 12.04.2005, edited by Jonathan Tennant

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Reptilia
 Testudines -
 Dinosauria -
Dinosauria indet.2 Owen 1842 dinosaur
 Saurischia - Diplodocidae
"Dinheirosaurus lourinhanensis n. gen. n. sp." = Supersaurus lourinhanensis1
"Dinheirosaurus lourinhanensis n. gen. n. sp." = Supersaurus lourinhanensis1 Bonaparte and Mateus 1999 diplodocine
 Pterosauria -
Pterosauria indet.2 Kaup 1834 pterosaur
 Loricata -
Crocodylomorpha indet.2 Hay 1930 crocodilian
Mammalia
 Triconodonta -
Triconodonta indet.2 Osborn 1888 triconodont
 Symmetrodonta -
Symmetrodonta indet.2 symmetrodont
 Theriiformes -
Zatheria indet.2 McKenna 1975 mammal
 Multituberculata -
Multituberculata indet.2 multituberculate