Peninsula Nueva tracksite (level 1) (Cretaceous of Argentina)

Also known as Picún Leufu

Where: Mendoza, Argentina (39.5° S, 69.3° W: paleocoordinates 46.6° S, 45.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Candeleros Formation (Neuquén Group), Early/Lower Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• lower part of formation, level 1

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: delta plain; gray, calcareous sandstone

• deltaic, related to an epicontinental "marine ingression"
• "gray calcareous sandstones"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by Calvo

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: J. O. Calvo. 1989. Nuevos hallazgos de huellas de dinosaurios en el Albiano-Cenomaniano de la localidad de Picun Leufé, Provincia del Neuquén, Patagonia, Argentina [New localities of dinosaur footprints in the Albian-Cenomanian of the Picun Leufú locality, Neuquén Province, Patagonia, Argentina]. VI Jornadas Argentinas de Paleontología de Vertebrados, San Juan 68-70 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 75276: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 04.10.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
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Sauropodichnus giganteus n. gen. n. sp.
Sauropodichnus giganteus n. gen. n. sp. Calvo 1991 dinosaur
 Avetheropoda -
Bressanichnus patagonicus Calvo 1991 coelurosaur
MUCPV 68, 69
Defarrariischnium mapuchensis Calvo 1991 coelurosaur
MUCPv 66
 Neornithischia - Iguanodontipodidae
Limayichnus major n. gen. n. sp.
Limayichnus major n. gen. n. sp. Calvo 1991 bird foot dinosaur
MUCPv 65, 67, 73
 Neornithischia -
Bonaparteichnium tali n. gen. n. sp.
Bonaparteichnium tali n. gen. n. sp. Calvo 1991 bird foot dinosaur
MUCPv 64