Casal Novo, Batalha (Jurassic to of Portugal)

Where: Leiria, Portugal (39.7° N, 8.8° W: paleocoordinates 33.7° N, 1.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: AlcobaƧa Formation, Late/Upper Oxfordian to Late/Upper Oxfordian (161.2 - 150.8 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coarse channel fill; bioturbated, paleosol/pedogenic, concretionary, gray, carbonaceous claystone and coarse-grained, intraclastic sandstone

• "mainly fluvial", with clays "representing abandoned alluvial plains, with subaerial exposure, vegetal colonization, and pedogenesis" and fossil layer "representing a high-energy channel with a coarser lag deposit."
• "the fossiliferous layer is intercalated between grayish clays with abundant vegetal remains, tubular bioturbation, and carbonate concretions...The vertebrate remains occur in a coarse sandy layer (0.8 m thick) with abundant intraclasts, bones, and large trunk debris at the base"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: F. Escaso, F. Ortega, P. Dantas, E. Malafaia, N. L. Pimentel, X. Pereda-Suberbiola, J. L. Sanz, J. C. Kullberg, M. C. Kullberg and F. Barriga. 2007. New evidence of shared dinosaur across Upper Jurassic proto-North Atlantic: Stegosaurus from Portugal. Naturwissenschaften 94:367-374 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 73610: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 21.06.2007

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Taxonomic list

 Ornithischia - Stegosauridae
Stegosaurus cf. ungulatus Marsh 1879 ornithischian
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866
"vegetal remains" and "trunk debris"