Pui Islaz (microvertebrates) (Cretaceous of Romania)

Also known as Bărbat River; Barbat River

Where: Hunedoara, Romania (45.5° N, 23.1° E: paleocoordinates 37.9° N, 19.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Sînpetru Formation, Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• Customarily referred to the Sînpetru Formation, but it could represent a distinct stratigraphic unit, informally dubbed the ‘Bărbat Formation’ (see Csiki-Sava et al. 2016)

•Most of the Pui localities are from the middle-upper part of the Bărbat River succession and are likely to be latest early to early late Maastrichtian (see Csiki-Sava et al. 2016)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: dry floodplain; red, silty mudstone

• "Preserved in well-drained floodplain deposits"
• "The dominantly red coloured sediments outcrop in the river bed. The site is thus only accessible during the summer months when the water level is relatively low. The sediments have been attributed to the Sânpetru Formation (Grigorescu and Anastasiu 1990). This formation comprises continental mollassic sedimentary wedges, deposited in the synorogenic Hateg Basin after the Laramic orogenic pulse."

•"red silty mudstones covered by calcrete horizon"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Babeș-Bolyai University (Cluj-Napoca) & Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in 2000–2002

Collection methods: bulk, mechanical, sieve,

Primary reference: A. Folie and V. Codrea. 2005. New lissamphibians and squamates from the Maastrichtian of Hateg Basin, Romania. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 50(1):57-71 [J. Head/J. Head/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 48445: authorized by Jason Head, entered by Jason Head on 19.03.2005, edited by Kaitlin Maguire, Philip Mannion and Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Amphibia
 Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae
Albanerpeton sp. Estes and Hoffstetter 1976 tetrapod
 Salientia -
Anura indet.4 Fischer von Waldheim 1813 frog
 Salientia - Discoglossidae
cf. Eodiscoglossus sp. Villalta 1957 painted frog
PSMUBB v. 356
 Salientia - Alytidae
Paralatonia transylvanica4 Venczel and Csiki 2003 midwife toads
Mammalia
 Allotheria -
Multituberculata indet.2 Cope 1884 multituberculate
 Multituberculata - Kogaionidae
Barbatodon transylvanicus2 Radulesco and Samson 1987 multituberculate
Reptilia
 Squamata - Polyglyphanodontidae
Bicuspidon hatzegiensis n. sp. Folie and Codrea 2005 squamates
 Squamata - Paramacellodidae
Becklesius nopcsai n. sp. Folie and Codrea 2005 squamates
Becklesius cf. hoffstetteri Seiffert 1975 squamates
 Squamata -
 Squamata - Madtsoiidae
Madtsoiidae indet. Hoffstetter 1961 snake
 Squamata - Barbatteiidae
Barbatteius vremiri n. gen. n. sp.3
Barbatteius vremiri n. gen. n. sp.3 Venczel and Codrea 2016 squamates
UBB V.440 - holotype (partial skull)
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet.1 Cuvier 1795 snail
 Architaenioglossa - Cyclophoridae
Cyclophoridae indet.1 Gray 1847 snail