Paso Loncoche (Cretaceous of Argentina)

Where: Mendoza, Argentina (35.7° S, 69.7° W: paleocoordinates 37.9° S, 57.2° W)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Roca Formation, Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• lower, Cretaceous part of formation; no other details given

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; yellow limestone

• no illustrated section, no details of lithology or paleoenvironment
• yellow-whitish marine carbonates

Primary reference: R. M. Feldmann, S. Casadio, L. Chirino-Galvez and M. Aguirre-Urreta. 1995. Fossil decapod crustaceans from the Jaguel and Roca Formations (Maastrichtian-Danian) of the Neuquen Basin, Argentina. Journal of Paleontology 69(5 II):1-22 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 5179: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 01.09.1999

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Callianassidae
Callianassa sp. Leach 1814 decapod
 Decapoda - Tumidocarcinidae
? Xanthilites gerthi Glaessner 1930 crab
Lobonotus lobulata Feldmann et al. 1995 crab
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Paranomia sp. Conrad 1860 scallop
 Ostreida - Arctostreidae