Buntsandstein Iberian Cordillera Aragonian (Triassic of Spain)

Where: Saragosse, Spain (41.7° N, 1.6° W: paleocoordinates 5.5° N, 14.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Calcena Lutites and Sandstones Formation (Detritic Group), Anisian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• The Buntsandstein strate studied belong to the Tabuenca-Rodanas alienation, i.e the Aragonian branch northern edge of the Iberian Range.

•The fossiliferous beds belong to the Calcena Lutites and Sandstones Unit in the upper part of the Detritic Group.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression

Collection methods: quarrying, chemical, mechanical,

Primary reference: J. B. Diez, L. Grauvogel-Stamm, J. Broutin, J. Ferrer, J. Gisbert and E. Linan. 1996. Première découverte d'un paléoflora anisienne dans la faciès Buntsandstein de la branche aragonaise de la Cordillère Ibérique (Espagne). C.R. Acad. Sci. Paris, t. 323, série II a 341-347 [C. Looy/W. Puijk/W. Puijk]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 31528: authorized by Cindy Looy, entered by Wilma Puijk on 15.05.2003

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Taxonomic list

• Macro- and microfloral assemblages are dominated by conifer remains. The microflora are, in this respect, perfectly consistent with the macroflora.
 Voltziales - Voltziaceae
 Equisetales - Equisetaceae
Equisetites sp. Sternberg 1833
 Equisetales -
Schizoneura sp. Schimper and Mougeot 1844
Verrucosisporites sp. Potonie and Kremp 1954
  - Calamitaceae
Neocalamites sp. Halle 1908
 Gymnospermophyta -
Alisporites sp. Daugherty 1941