La Pedrera de Rubies, Sierra del Montsech (Vidal collection) (Cretaceous of Spain)

Where: Spain (42.0° N, 0.9° E: paleocoordinates 31.3° N, 11.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: La Pedrera de Rúbies Formation, Early/Lower Barremian (130.0 - 125.5 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified, fine-grained, brown limestone

• "distal areas of a large, shallow... coastal lake."

•"Insects are associated with freshwater Ostracoda genera"

• "rhythmically laminated, lithographic limestones"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by Lluís Marià Vidal in 1900

Collection methods: surface (float)

• Repository: Museo de Geología de Barcelona (MGB) and Museo Geológico del Seminario en Barcelona (MGSB)

Primary reference: L. M. Vidal. 1902. Nota sobre la presencia del tramo Kimeridgense en el Montsech (Lérida) y hallazgo de un batracio en sus hiladas. Memorias de la Real Academia de Ciencias y Artes de Barcelona 4(18):263-267 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 118362: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 13.10.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• there is a "diverse biota, including plants, mollusks, arthropods, and a variety of vertebrates"
Amphibia
 Salientia -
"Palaeobatrachus gaudryi n. sp." = Montsechobatrachus gaudryi
"Palaeobatrachus gaudryi n. sp." = Montsechobatrachus gaudryi Vidal 1902 frog
Insecta
 Hymenoptera -
Ichneumonoidea indet.5 Latreille 1802 wasp
 Hymenoptera - Ephialtitidae
Ephialtites jurassicus n. gen. n. sp.2
Ephialtites jurassicus n. gen. n. sp.2 Meunier 1903 wasp
MGB 517
 Blattodea - Mesoblattinidae
"Artitocoblatta colominasi n. sp." = Mesoblattina colominasi4
"Artitocoblatta colominasi n. sp." = Mesoblattina colominasi4 Meunier 1914 cockroach
MGSB 26.948
 Hemiptera - Palaeontinidae
"Palaeontina vidali n. sp." = Pachypsyche vidali1
"Palaeontina vidali n. sp." = Pachypsyche vidali1 Meunier 1902 true bug
MGB 543(544)
 Hemiptera - Archijassidae
Acocephalites breddini n. gen. n. sp.3
Acocephalites breddini n. gen. n. sp.3 Meunier 1904 true bug
MGB 505
 Odonata - Aeshnidae
Palaeaeschna vidali n. gen. n. sp.4
Palaeaeschna vidali n. gen. n. sp.4 Meunier 1914 darner dragonfly
MGB 540