La Cantalera, Josa (Cretaceous to of Spain)

Where: Aragón, Spain (41.0° N, 0.8° W: paleocoordinates 31.1° N, 9.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cabezo Gordo Member (Blesa Formation), Late/Upper Hauterivian to Late/Upper Hauterivian (136.4 - 125.5 Ma)

• "Calizas y Margas de Blesa"; facies C

•Lowest part of the lower Blesa Formation (Badiola et al 2012)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: mire or swamp; paleosol/pedogenic, gray, carbonaceous claystone

• "non-permanent water marshy area"
• "a wide outcrop of grey clays with very abundant vegetal remains, carbonate nodules formed in paleosols, and reelaborated marine fossils. The site was formed in a palustrine environment with no permanent water and abundant vegetation in the surrounding area"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

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

Primary reference: J. I. Ruiz-Omeñaca, J. I. Canudo, and G. Cuenca-Bescós. 1997. Primera evidencia de un área de alimentación de dinosaurios herbívoros en el Cretácico Inferior de España (Teruel) [First evidence of a feeding area of herbivorous dinosaurs in the Lower Cretaceous of Spain (Teruel)]. Monografias de la Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Fisicas, Quimicas y Naturales de Zaragoza 10:1-48 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 53921: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 16.09.2005, edited by Matthew Carrano, Roger Benson and Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Among the microfossils, ostracods and charophytes are abundant, forming the greater part of the residue of the screen washing over 50 micro-m. Also frequent are plant fragments, microvertebraes remains (mainly teeth), and continental gastropods.
 Podocopida - Cyprididae
Cypridea soriana ostracod
C. (Ulwellia) soriana
 Architaenioglossa - Viviparidae
Viviparidae indet. Gray 1847 snail
 Pulmonata -
 Teleostei -
Teleostei indet.5 Müller 1846
 Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae
Albanerpetontidae indet.5 Fox and Naylor 1982 tetrapod
Two right humeri (incl. CAN 1-1626) and four dentaries (incl. CAN 1-1627)
 Salientia - Discoglossidae
Discoglossidae indet.5 Günther 1859 painted frog
 Testudines - Pleurosternidae
? Pleurosternidae indet.7 Cope 1868 turtle
? Pleurosternidae indet.5 Cope 1868 turtle
"Chelonii indet."
 Dinosauria -
Dinosauria indet. dinosaur
including eggshell, coprolites
 Saurischia -
Somphospondyli indet.8 Wilson and Sereno 1998 sauropod
MPZ 97/464, 465
 Theropoda -
Theropoda "indet. A" theropod
MPZ 97/466-467
Theropoda "indet. B" theropod
MPZ 97/468
 Avetheropoda - Carcharodontosauridae
? Carcharodontosauridae indet.5 Stromer 1931 allosauroid
 Avetheropoda -
Coelurosauria indet.11 Huene 1914 coelurosaur
Maniraptora "indet. 1"5 Gauthier 1986 coelurosaur
Maniraptora "indet. 2"5 Gauthier 1986 coelurosaur
Maniraptora "indet. 3"5 Gauthier 1986 coelurosaur
? Avialae indet.5 Gauthier 1986 avialan
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Dromaeosauridae indet.11 Colbert and Russell 1969 coelurosaur
Velociraptorinae indet.5 Barsbold 1983 coelurosaur
Dromaeosaurinae "indet. 1"5 Matthew and Brown 1922 coelurosaur
Dromaeosaurinae "indet. 2"5 Matthew and Brown 1922 coelurosaur
Dromaeosaurinae "indet. 3"5 Matthew and Brown 1922 coelurosaur
 Avetheropoda -
aff. Paronychodon sp.5 Cope 1876 coelurosaur
 Saurischia -
"Prodeinodon" sp.12 Osborn 1924 tetanuran
 Saurischia - Spinosauridae
"Baryonychidae indet." = Baryonychinae6
"Baryonychidae indet." = Baryonychinae6 Charig and Milner 1986 tetanuran
 Saurischia - Elongatoolithidae
Elongatoolithidae indet.11 Zhao 1975 theropod
 Ornithischia -
Thyreophora indet.11 ornithischian
 Ornithischia - Nodosauridae
"Polacanthidae indet." = Nodosauridae7
"Polacanthidae indet." = Nodosauridae7 Marsh 1890 ornithischian
MPZ 2002/926, 297
 Neornithischia - Hypsilophodontidae
Hypsilophodontidae indet. Dollo 1882 hypsilophodontid
MPZ 97/491-501
 Neornithischia -
Ornithopoda indet. bird foot dinosaur
MPZ 97/477-484, 504-518; including (possibly) coprolites
 Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae
? Hadrosauridae indet.10 Cope 1869 hadrosaurid
MPZ 97/477
 Neornithischia -
Iguanodontoidea indet.9 Hay 1902 bird foot dinosaur
MPZ 97/473-476, 485-490, 502-503
Iguanodontoidea indet.9 Hay 1902 bird foot dinosaur
MPZ 97/469-472
 Neornithischia - Rhabdodontidae
? Rhabdodontidae indet.5 Weishampel et al. 2003 rhabdodontid
 Pterosauria - Istiodactylidae
? Istiodactylidae indet.5 Howse et al. 2001 pterosaur
 Pterosauria - Ornithocheiridae
? Ornithocheiridae indet.5 pterosaur
 Loricata -
cf. Lisboasaurus sp.5 Seiffert 1975 crocodilian
 Loricata - Goniopholididae
"Goniopholidae indet." = Goniopholididae
"Goniopholidae indet." = Goniopholididae Cope 1875 crocodilian
 Loricata - Bernissartiidae
Bernissartiidae indet. Dollo 1883 crocodilian
 Loricata -
aff. Theriosuchus sp.13 Owen 1878 crocodilian
 Squamata - Paramacellodidae
? Paramacellodidae indet.5 Estes 1983 lizard
 Multituberculata -
Plagiaulacida indet.1 Ameghino 1889 multituberculate
Fragment of an I2, FCPT (CAN 1 ⁄ 939), and fragment of a ?ix, FCPT (CAN 1 ⁄ 938) (Badiola et al 2008)
Plagiaulacida indet.2 Ameghino 1889 multituberculate
 Multituberculata - Pinheirodontidae
Cantalera abadi n. gen. n. sp.2
Cantalera abadi n. gen. n. sp.2 Badiola et al. 2008 multituberculate
 Multituberculata -
Iberica hahni n. gen. n. sp.3, ? Iberica hahni3
Iberica hahni n. gen. n. sp.3 Badiola et al. 2011 multituberculate
FCPT (CAN 1/936), left P1/3 (holotype)
? Iberica hahni3 Badiola et al. 2011 multituberculate
FCPT (CAN 1/937), fragment of a right p4
 Multituberculata - Eobaataridae
Eobaatar sp.2 Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 1987 multituberculate
 Multituberculata - Albionbaataridae
Albionbaataridae indet.7 Kielan-Jaworowska and Ensom 1994 multituberculate
 Charales - Clavatoraceae
Pseudoglobator sp. Grambast 1969
Atopochara trivolvis
A. trivolvis triquetra