Mallorca Buntsandstein tracksite (lower) (Triassic of Spain)

Where: Islas Baleares, Spain (39.7° N, 2.5° E: paleocoordinates 39.7° N, 2.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Buntsandstein Group, Early/Lower Triassic (252.2 - 247.2 Ma)

• "lower unit"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; paleosol/pedogenic, fine-grained, red sandstone and paleosol/pedogenic, red claystone

• "red massive or laminated lutites with frequent paleosols, which are intercalated with levels of sandstones with horizontal or planar stratification. The ichnites from this level are firmly encountered in one of the paleosols formed by fine-grained sandstones and lutites affected by dessication cracks."

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: trace

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: F. Calafat, J. J. Fornós, M. Marzo, E. Ramos-Guerrero, and A. Rodríguez-Perea. 1987. Icnología de vertebrados de la facies Buntsandstein de Mallorca [Ichnology of vertebrates from the Buntsandstein facies of Mallorca]. Acta Geológica Hispànica 21-22:515-520 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 95349: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 13.04.2010

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia "indet. B" Laurenti 1768 reptile
"type B" (bipedal?)
Reptilia "indet. Ca" Laurenti 1768 reptile
"type Ca"
Reptilia "indet. Cb" Laurenti 1768 reptile
"type Cb"
 Pseudosuchia - Chirotheriidae
Chirotherium sp. Kaup 1835 archosaur
"type A"