Price Quarry 1 (Caieira quarry): Maastrichtian, Brazil
collected by L. I. Price 1949-1961

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Pelecypoda indet. Goldfuss 1820
synonym of Bivalvia
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797
Teleostei indet. Müller 1846
Reptilia indet. Laurenti 1768
Reptilia - Testudines - Peiropemydidae
Pricemys caiera n. gen., n. sp. Gaffney et al. 2011
Gaffney et al. 2011
MCT 1498-R, skull
Reptilia - Testudines - Podocnemididae
Podocnemididae indet. Cope 1868
spelled with current rank as Podocnemidae
Reptilia - Testudines
Peiropemys mezzalirai n. gen., n. sp. Gaffney et al. 2011
Gaffney et al. 2011
MCT 1497-R, skull
Lithostrotia indet. Upchurch et al. 2004
Martinelli et al. 2015
CPPLIP 1241 (prefrontal)
Titanosaurus sp. Lydekker 1877
Santucci and Bertini 2001 1 individual
DGM "Series C" - MCT 1490-R
    = cf. Titanosaurus sp.
Powell 2003
    = Baurutitan britoi n. gen., n. sp. Kellner et al. 2005
Kellner et al. 2005
Reptilia - Saltasauridae
Titanosauridae indet. Lydekker 1885
1 individual
    = Titanosaurinae indet. Lydekker 1893
Salgado and Coria 1993
DGM "Series B" - MCT 1488-R
    = Titanosauridae informal indet. B Lydekker 1885
Campos and Kellner 1999
    = Trigonosaurus pricei n. gen., n. sp. Campos et al. 2005
Campos et al. 2005
Reptilia - Avetheropoda
Coelurosauria indet. Huene 1914
Carnosauria indet. Huene 1920
1 specimen
    = Abelisauroidea indet. Bonaparte 1991
Novas et al. 2008
CPP 692
Itasuchus jesuinoi n. gen., n. sp. Price 1955
1 individual
DGM 434-R - holotype (cranial and postcranial bones)
Labidiosuchus amicum n. gen., n. sp. Kellner et al. 2011
Kellner et al. 2011
DGM 1480-R - holotype (Incomplete lower jaw); originally identified as a dinosaur element (Campos & Azevedo, 1992)
Reptilia - Squamata - Iguanidae
Pristiguana brasilensis n. gen., n. sp. Estes and Price 1973
Estes and Price 1973 1 individual
DGM 552 (holotype)
see common names

Country:Brazil State/province:Minas Gerais
Coordinates: 19.7° South, 47.7° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:23.3° South, 33.4° West
Basis of coordinate:stated in text
Altitude:872 meters
Geographic resolution:local area
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Late/Upper Cretaceous
Stage:Maastrichtian 10 m.y. bin:Cretaceous 8
Key time interval:Maastrichtian
Age range of interval:72.10000 - 66.00000 m.y. ago
Geological group:Bauru Formation:Marília Member:Serra da Galga
Stratigraphic resolution:member
Stratigraphy comments: lower and middle part of "formation"
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:fine,medium,intraclastic,gray,white,yellow argillaceous,silty sandstone
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: "coarse light yellowish-gray argillaceous sandstones" with rounded clasts; later described as "fine to medium grained white and yellow sandstones, with conspicuous siltic-argillaceous matrix, and some disseminated small argilitic pellets"
Environment:fluvial indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils,mesofossils
Preservation of anatomical detail:medium
Articulated whole bodies:some
Associated major elements:some
Disassociated major elements:many
Disassociated minor elements:many
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:selective quarrying,surface (float),surface (in situ),mechanical,field collection,survey of museum collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collectors:L. I. Price Collection dates:1949-1961
Also known as:Peirópolis, Serra do Veadinho outcrop 1; Serra do Veadinho; Ponto 1 do Price; "Caiera" Quarry
Database number:51628
Authorizer:M. Carrano, P. Holroyd, P. Mannion, R. Benson Enterer:M. Carrano, P. Holroyd, P. Mannion, R. Benson
Modifier:P. Holroyd Research group:vertebrate
Created:2005-06-09 08:40:35 Last modified:2016-07-03 21:51:35
Access level:the public Released:2005-06-09 08:40:35
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

13739.ETE L. I. Price. 1955. Novos crocodilídeos dos arenitos da Série Baurú, Cretáceo do Estado de Minas Gerais [New crocodilians from the Baurú Series sandstones, Cretaceous of Minas Gerais state]. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 27(4):487-498 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/P. Mannion]

Secondary references:

13868ETE D. d. A. Campos and A. W. A. Kellner. 1999. On some sauropod (Titanosauridae) pelves from the continental Cretaceous of Brazil. In Y. Tomida, T. H. Rich, and P. Vickers-Rich (eds.), Proceedings of the Second Gondwanan Dinosaur Symposium, National Science Museum Monographs 15:143-166 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
18658ETE D. d. A. Campos, A. W. A. Kellner, R. J. Bertini and R. M. Santucci. 2005. On a titanosaurid (Dinosauria, Sauropoda) vertebral column from the Bauru Group, Late Cretaceous of Brazil. Arquivos do Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro 63(3):565-593 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
50104 C. R. A. Candeiro and A. G. Martinelli. 2006. A review of paleogeographical and chronostratigraphical distribution of mesoeucrocodylian species from the upper Cretaceous beds from Bauru (Brazil) and Neuquen (Argentina) groups, Southern South America. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 22:116-129 [P. Mannion/J. Tennant]
19242ETE C. R. A. Candeiro, A. G. Martinelli, L. S. Avilla and T. H. Rich. 2006. Tetrapods from the Upper Cretaceous (Turonian–Maastrichtian) Bauru Group of Brazil: a reappraisal. Cretaceous Research 27:923-946 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
37240 R. Estes and L. I. Price. 1973. Iguanid lizard from the Upper Cretaceous of Brazil. Science 180:748-751 [R. Benson/R. Benson]
59461 E. S. Gaffney, P. A. Meylan, R. C. Wood, E. Simons, and D. De Almeida Campos. 2011. Evolution of the side-necked turtles: the family Podocnemididae. American Museum Novitates 350:1-237 [D. Nicholson/D. Nicholson]
13838ETE A. W. A. Kellner and D. d. A. Campos. 2000. Brief review of dinosaur studies and perspectives in Brazil. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 72(4):509-538 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
18659ETE A. W. A. Kellner, D. d. A. Campos, and M. N. F. Trotta. 2005. Description of a titanosaurid caudal series from the Bauru Group, Late Cretaceous of Brazil. Arquivos do Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro 63(3):529-564 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
39429 A. W. A. Kellner, R. G. Figueiredo, S. A. K. Azevedo and D. A. Campos. 2011. A new cretaceous notosuchian (Mesoeucrocodylia) with bizarre dentition from Brazil. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163:S109-S115 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion/M. Carrano]
54536 A. G. Martinelli, T. da Silva Marinho, L. S. Filippi, L. C. B. Ribeiro, M. L. Fonseca Ferraz, C. L. Cavellani, and V. Paula Antunes Teixeira. 2015. Cranial bones and atlas of titanosaurs (Dinosauria, Sauropoda) from Late Cretaceous (Bauru Group) of Uberaba, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Journal of South American Earth Sciences [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]
27167ETE F. E. Novas, I. d. S. Carvalho, L. C. B. Ribeiro and A. H. Méndez. 2008. First abelisaurid bone remains from the Maastrichtian Marília Formation, Bauru Basin, Brazil. Cretaceous Research 29 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
13712ETE J. E. Powell. 2003. Revision of South American titanosaurid dinosaurs: palaeobiological, palaeobiogeographical and phylogenetic aspects. Records of the Queen Victoria Museum Launceston 111:1-173 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
19127ETE L. Salgado and R. A. Coria. 1993. Consideraciones sobre las relaciones filogeneticas de Opisthocoelicaudia skarzynskii (Sauropoda) del Cretacico Superior de Mongolia [Considerations on the phylogenetic relationships of Opisthocoelicaudia skarzynskii (Sauropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia]. X Jornadas Argentinas de Paleontología de Vertebrados [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
17227ETE R. M. Santucci and R. J. Bertini. 2001. Distribuição paleogeográfica e biocronológica dos titanossauros (Saurischia, Sauropoda) do Grupo Bauru, Cretáceo Superior do sudeste Brasileiro [Paleogeographic and biochronologic distribution of titanosaurs (Saurischia, Sauropoda) from the Bauru Group, Upper Cretaceous of southeastern Brazil]. Revista Brasileira de Geosciências 31(3):307-314 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]