Patagonykus type, Sierra del Portezuelo: Late/Upper Turonian - Early/Lower Coniacian, Argentina
collected 1989-1991

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Reptilia - Archosauria
Archosauria indet. Cope 1869
Novas 1997 1 specimen
Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Alvarezsauridae
Alvarezsauridae indet. Bonaparte 1991
Novas 1997 1 specimen
Theropoda indet. Marsh 1881
1 individual
MCF-PVPH 37 (4 measurements)
    = Patagonykus puertai n. gen., n. sp. Novas 1994
Novas 1996
Reptilia - Ornithischia
Ornithischia indet. Seeley 1888
Novas 1997 1 specimen
Reptilia - Crocodylia
Crocodylia indet. (Owen 1842)
Novas 1997 1 specimen
see common names

Country:Argentina State/province:Neuquén
Coordinates: 38.9° South, 69.6° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:44.8° South, 48.1° West
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Late/Upper Cretaceous
10 m.y. bin:Cretaceous 6
Key time interval:Late/Upper Turonian - Early/Lower Coniacian
Age range of interval:93.50000 - 85.80000 m.y. ago
Geological group:Neuquén Formation:Portezuelo
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: sandstone
Includes fossils?Y
Environment:fluvial indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils,mesofossils
Preservation of anatomical detail:medium
Associated major elements:many
Disassociated major elements:some
Disassociated minor elements:some
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:selective quarrying,surface (float),surface (in situ),mechanical,field collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Museum repositories:MACN
Collection dates:1989-1991
Collection method comments: association of Patagonykus materials as a single individual has been questioned
Database number:48461
Authorizer:M. Carrano Enterer:M. Carrano
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:2005-03-20 10:44:11 Last modified:2017-05-23 16:34:15
Access level:the public Released:2005-03-20 10:44:11
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

14266.ETE F. E. Novas and R. A. Coria. 1990. Unusual Cretaceous theropods from Patagonia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 10(3, suppl.):37A [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]

Secondary references:

12947ETE L. M. Chiappe. 1996. Early avian evolution on the southern hemisphere: the fossil record of birds in the Mesozoic of Gondwana. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 39(3):533-554 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
12811 F. E. Novas. 1996. Alvarezsauridae, Cretaceous basal birds from Patagonia and Mongolia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 39(3):675-702 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
14284ETE F. E. Novas. 1997. Anatomy of Patagonykus puertai (Theropoda, Avialae, Alvarezsauridae), from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 17(1):137-166 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
14755ETE F. E. Novas, G. Cladera, and P. Puerta. 1996. New theropods from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 16(3, suppl.):56A [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]