Catedrático, El Beltrán (Cretaceous of Spain)

Also known as Morella

Where: Valenciana, Spain (40.6° N, 0.1° W: paleocoordinates 30.1° N, 10.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Arcillas de Morella Formation, Early/Lower Aptian (125.5 - 122.5 Ma)

• questionable formation assignment

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by F. Beltrán & J. Royo y Goméz in 1917-1927

Primary reference: F. Beltrán. 1918. [Una excursión realizada con sus alumnos a Morella, con el objeto de ver las pinturas rupestres recientemente encontradas y estudiar la Geología de la comarca] [An excursion made with his students to Morella, with the intention of seeing recently foundcave paintings and studying the geology of the region]. Boletin de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural 18:134 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 61324: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 05.06.2006, edited by John Alroy and Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

Gastropoda indet.6 Cuvier 1797 snail
 Ichthyodectiformes -
Pachythrissops vectensis10 Woodward 1890
"Pachyshitrops vectensis"
 Lepisosteiformes -
"Lepidotus cf. mantelli" = Scheenstia mantelli9, "Lepidotus sp." = Lepidotes8
"Lepidotus cf. mantelli" = Scheenstia mantelli9 Agassiz 1833 gar
"Lepidotus sp." = Lepidotes8 Agassiz 1843 gar
 Isospondyli - Oligopleuridae
Oligopleurus sp.2 Thiollière 1850
Reptilia indet.5 Laurenti 1768 reptile
 Testudinata -
"Tretosternum punctatum" = Tretosternon punctatum10
"Tretosternum punctatum" = Tretosternon punctatum10 Owen 1842 turtle
 Dinosauria -
Dinosauria indet.7 dinosaur
MNCN 31033, 31052, 31053, 31062, 59481
 Saurischia - Brachiosauridae
Brachiosauridae indet.11 Riggs 1904 brachiosaurid
 Saurischia -
Cetiosaurus "sp. nov."10 Owen 1841 sauropod
"new species"
 Theropoda -
Theropoda indet.4 theropod
tooth, ungual
Theropoda indet.3 theropod
femur; MNCN 35074 + 63733 (casts)
 Saurischia - Spinosauridae
Suchosaurus cultridens10 Owen 1841 tetanuran
 Neornithischia -
Ornithopoda indet.5 Marsh 1881 bird foot dinosaur
MNCN 59482, 59483
Iguanodon sp. Mantell 1825 bird foot dinosaur
teeth (MNCN 31054), dorsal vertebra
 Loricata -
 Loricata - Goniopholididae
Goniopholis sp.9 Owen 1842 crocodilian
scutes, coprolites, vertebrae
 Loricata -
aff. Theriosuchus sp.12 Owen 1878 crocodilian
"Teriosuchus sp. nov."