Benageber (marine) (Cretaceous of Spain)

Where: Valenciana, Spain (39.7° N, 1.1° W: paleocoordinates 30.7° N, 7.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Neocomian (145.0 - 130.0 Ma)

• Marine beds intercalated with continental beds in this section.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal; sandstone and carbonate

• "sandy and sometimes calcareous beds"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by J. M. Catalá, F. Beltrán, J. Royo y Gómez in 1914–1927

Primary reference: J. Royo y Gómez. 1926. Los vertebrados del Cretácico Español de facies Weáldica [The vertebrates of the Spanish Cretaceous from the Wealden facies]. Boletin del Instituto Geológico de España 47:171-176 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 159585: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 04.08.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Trigoniida - Myophorelloidae
"Trigonia gibbosa" = Laevitrigonia gibbosa3
"Trigonia gibbosa" = Laevitrigonia gibbosa3 Sowerby 1900 clam
Gastropoda
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica elegans3 moon snail
Actinopteri
 Lepisosteiformes -
"Lepidotus cf. mantelli" = Scheenstia mantelli1, "Lepidotus sp." = Lepidotes2, Lepidotus palliatus3
"Lepidotus cf. mantelli" = Scheenstia mantelli1 Agassiz 1833 gar
"Lepidotus sp." = Lepidotes2 Agassiz 1843 gar
Lepidotus palliatus3 Agassiz 1837 gar
Reptilia
 Testudines - Pleurosternidae
 Loricata - Teleosauridae
Steneosaurus cf. obtusidens3 Andrews 1909 marine crocodile
 Loricata -
Machimosaurus sp.3 marine crocodile
"sp. nov."