Pedreira do Galinha tracksite (Jurassic of Portugal)

Also known as Serra D'Aire, Fatima, MNDPDSA, Cantera de Galinha

Where: Santarem, Portugal (39.6° N, 8.6° W: paleocoordinates 32.6° N, 2.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Serra de Aire Formation, Early/Lower Bathonian (167.7 - 164.7 Ma)

• near the Bajocian-Bathonian boundary; "The main track level of the Galinha tracksite is a single bedding surface of about 40,000 m2 forming the floor of an abandoned limestone quarry" (Santos et al. 2009); lower part of formation

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, micaceous limestone and pyritic, shelly/skeletal wackestone

• exposed sequence was "deposited in lacustrine, paralic and very shallow, restricted marine conditions"
• "The limestone at this quarry is a well-bedded micrite rich sequence"; the footprint layer is a biomicrite wackestone, with internal "brechhification" and pyrite pigmentation

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by Carvalho in 1994

Collection methods: surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: V. F. dos Santos, M. G. Lockley, C. A. Meyer, J. Carvalho, A. M. Galopim Carvalho and J. J. Moratalla. 1995. A new sauropod tracksite from the Middle Jurassic of Portugal. In M. G. Lockley, V. F. dos Santos, C. A. Meyer, & A. P. Hunt (eds.), Aspects of Sauropod Paleobiology. GAIA 10:5-13 [M. Carrano/K. Maguire/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 57143: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 05.12.2005, edited by Matthew Carrano and Matthew Oreska

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Vaginulinida - Vaginulinidae
Lenticulina sp.1 Lamarck 1804
 Involutinina - Trocholinidae
Trocholina sp.1 Paalzow 1922
 Textulariacea - Valvulinidae
Valvulinidae indet.1 Reuss 1860
Gastropoda indet.1 Cuvier 1795 snail
 Heterostropha - Nerineidae
Nerineidae indet.1 Zittel 1873 snail
Ostracoda indet.1 Latreille 1802 ostracod
 Saurischia -
Sauropoda indet.2 Marsh 1878 sauropod
trackways MNDPDSA-G2, G3, G4
Polyonyx sp.2 Santos et al. 2009 sauropod
trackway MNDPDSA-G1
Polyonyx gomesi n. gen. n. sp.2 Santos et al. 2009 sauropod
trackway MNDPDSA-G5