Price Quarry 1 (Caieira quarry) (Cretaceous of Brazil)

Also known as Peirópolis, Serra do Veadinho outcrop 1; Serra do Veadinho; Ponto 1 do Price; "Caiera" Quarry

Where: Minas Gerais, Brazil (19.7° S, 47.7° W: paleocoordinates 23.3° S, 33.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Serra da Galga Member (Marília Formation), Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• lower and middle part of "formation"

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; fine-grained, medium, intraclastic, gray, white, yellow, argillaceous, silty sandstone

• "coarse light yellowish-gray argillaceous sandstones" with rounded clasts; later described as "fine to medium grained white and yellow sandstones, with conspicuous siltic-argillaceous matrix, and some disseminated small argilitic pellets"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by L. I. Price in 1949-1961

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

Primary reference: L. I. Price. 1955. Novos crocodilídeos dos arenitos da Série Baurú, Cretáceo do Estado de Minas Gerais [New crocodilians from the Baurú Series sandstones, Cretaceous of Minas Gerais state]. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 27(4):487-498 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 51628: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 09.06.2005, edited by Roger Benson, Philip Mannion and Patricia Holroyd

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
  -
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Actinopteri
 Teleostei -
Reptilia
  -
Reptilia indet. Laurenti 1768 reptile
 Testudines - Peiropemydidae
Pricemys caiera n. gen. n. sp.3
Pricemys caiera n. gen. n. sp.3 Gaffney et al. 2011 sideneck turtle
MCT 1498-R, skull
 Testudines - Podocnemidae
"Podocnemididae indet." = Podocnemidae, Peiropemys mezzalirai n. gen. n. sp.3
"Podocnemididae indet." = Podocnemidae Cope 1868 sideneck turtle
Peiropemys mezzalirai n. gen. n. sp.3 Gaffney et al. 2011 sideneck turtle
MCT 1497-R, skull
 Saurischia -
Lithostrotia indet.6 Upchurch et al. 2004 sauropod
CPPLIP 1241 (prefrontal)
Baurutitan britoi n. gen. n. sp.4 Kellner et al. 2005 sauropod
DGM "Series C" - MCT 1490-R
 Saurischia - Saltasauridae
Trigonosaurus pricei n. gen. n. sp.1
Trigonosaurus pricei n. gen. n. sp.1 Campos et al. 2005 saltasaurid
 Avetheropoda -
Coelurosauria indet. Huene 1914 coelurosaur
 Saurischia -
Abelisauroidea indet.7 Bonaparte 1991 ceratosaur
 Loricata - Peirosauridae
Itasuchus jesuinoi n. gen. n. sp.
Itasuchus jesuinoi n. gen. n. sp. Price 1955 crocodilian
DGM 434-R - holotype (cranial and postcranial bones)
 Loricata -
Labidiosuchus amicum n. gen. n. sp.5
Labidiosuchus amicum n. gen. n. sp.5 Kellner et al. 2011 crocodilian
DGM 1480-R - holotype (Incomplete lower jaw); originally identified as a dinosaur element (Campos & Azevedo, 1992)
 Squamata - Iguanidae
Pristiguana brasilensis n. gen. n. sp.2
Pristiguana brasilensis n. gen. n. sp.2 Estes and Price 1973 squamates
DGM 552 (holotype)