Cabo Espichel tracksite (level 5) (Jurassic of Portugal)

Also known as Pegadas de Mula, Pedra da Mua

Where: Setúbal, Portugal (39.4° N, 9.2° W: paleocoordinates 33.6° N, 1.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Espichel Formation, Tithonian (152.1 - 145.0 Ma)

• Upper Portlandian or Portlandian B, possibly Lourinha Fm., or "Espichel unit"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; burrowed, bioturbated, shelly/skeletal wackestone

• "shallow water carbonates" with "irregular burrowed surfaces in wackestone"; "miliolinid wackestone...[with] circumgranular cracking"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected in 1992-1993

Primary reference: M. T. Antunes. 1976. Dinossáurios Eocretácicos de Lagosteiros [Early Cretaceous dinosaurs of Lagosteiros]. Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Ciências da Terra 1:1-35 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 55753: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 03.11.2005, edited by Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Pycnodontidae indet.2 Agassiz 1833
 Saurischia -
Brontopodus sp.1 Farlow et al. 1989 sauropod
trackways; PM5-1