Conchi Viejo, Atacama (Cretaceous of Chile)

Also known as Domeyko Range

Where: Antofagasta, Chile (21.9° S, 68.7° W: paleocoordinates 26.0° S, 48.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Tolar Formation, Late/Upper Cretaceous (100.5 - 66.0 Ma)

• "basal portion of the sedimentary sequence"; dating of formation uncertain

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; conglomerate and red sandstone

• "conglomerates, sandstones, and siltstones" - clastic red rocks w/conglomerate intercalations

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 2000-2001

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

• SGO: Sección Paleontología, Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Santiago

Primary reference: G. Chong Diaz, M. Vargas, D. Rubilar, M. Suarez, R. P. Cáceres and A. W. A. Kellner. 2000. Cretaceous dinosaur locality at the Atacama Desert, northern Chile. Actas XVI Jornadas Argentinas de Paleontología de Vertebrado, San Luis, Argentina 16 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 59975: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 25.04.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Dinosauria -
 Saurischia -
Atacamatitan chilensis n. gen. n. sp.
Atacamatitan chilensis n. gen. n. sp. Kellner et al. 2011 sauropod