Chacarilla tracksite (south wall) (Cretaceous of Chile)

Also known as Leonardi locality 82, Site III

Where: Tarapaca, Chile (20.6° S, 69.1° W: paleocoordinates 21.5° S, 36.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Chacarilla Formation, Early/Lower Cretaceous (145.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• originally assigned an Oxfordian age

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: channel lag; lenticular, tabular, fine-grained, medium sandstone

• marine platform with shallow waters and/or coastal lagoons; tracks in pont bar deposits
• "fine-grained sandstone"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by R. Dingman & C. Galli in 1956-1957

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: R. J. Dingman and C. Galli O. 1965. Geology and ground-water resources of the Pica area, Tarapaca province, Chile. United States Geological Survey Bulletin 1189:1-113 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 85833: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 16.01.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• identifications originally from J. T. Gregory (pers. comm. to Dingman & Galli)
 Saurischia -
Theropoda "indet. B"2 Marsh 1881 theropod
morphotype B
Theropoda "indet. A"2 Marsh 1881 theropod
 Ornithischia -
? Stegosauria indet. ornithischian
 Neornithischia - Iguanodontidae
? Iguanodontidae indet.1 Bonaparte 1850 iguanodontid