La Pedrera de Meià, El Montsec: Barremian, Spain

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Neusibatrachus wilferti n. gen., n. sp. Seiffert 1972
Báez and Sanchiz 2007
FUB 33A, B - holotype (near complete skeleton preserved on two slabs as part and counterpart)
Reptilia - Avetheropoda
Llerdopteryx viai n. gen., n. sp. Lacasa 1985
Sanz et al. 1997
nomen dubium belonging to Avialae
Enantiornithes indet. Walker 1981
Sanz et al. 1997
nestling specimen (LP-4450-IEI) not congeneric with Noguerornis
Noguerornis gonzalezi n. gen., n. sp. Lacasa Ruiz 1989
Alligatorium depereti n. sp. Vidal 1915
Buscalioni and Sanz 1990
recombined as Montsecosuchus depereti
MGB-512 & 597 - type (nearly complete skeleton)
Reptilia - Squamata
Squamata indet. Oppel 1811
Evans et al. 2000
IEI LP-3400 P
Reptilia - Squamata - Teiidae
Meyasaurus faurai n. gen., n. sp. Vidal 1915
Evans and Barbadillo 1998 1 individual
MGB 534
Ilerdaesaurus crusafonti n. gen., n. sp. Hoffstetter 1966
Evans and Barbadillo 1998 1 individual
recombined as Meyasaurus crusafonti
Reptilia - Squamata
Pedrerasaurus latifrontalis n. gen., n. sp. Bolet and Evans 2010
Bolet and Evans 2010
MGB 47250
see common names

Country:Spain State/province:Cataluña County:Lleida
Coordinates: 42.0° North, 0.8° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:31.2° North, 11.3° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Early/Lower Cretaceous
Stage:Barremian 10 m.y. bin:Cretaceous 2
Key time interval:Barremian
Age range of interval:129.40000 - 125.00000 m.y. ago
Formation:La Pedrera de Rúbies
Stratigraphy comments: "Upper Berriasian-Lower Barremian on the basis of ostracods... Nevertheless, it could be somewhat younger (Upper Hauterivian-Lower Barremian), on the basis of a work in progress on its charophytes"
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:planar lamination lithified "limestone"
Lithology description: "rhythmically laminated, lithographic limestones"
Environment:lacustrine - large
Geology comments: "distal areas of a large, shallow... coastal lake"
Modes of preservation:body,adpression,soft parts
Lagerst�tten type:conservation
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Collection excludes:some genera
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Taxonomic list comments:there is a "diverse biota, including plants, mollusks, arthropods, and a variety of vertebrates"
Also known as:Sierra del Montsech, La Pedrera de Rubies
Database number:85293
Authorizer:J. Alroy, P. Mannion, R. Benson, M. Carrano Enterer:J. Alroy, P. Mannion, R. Benson, M. Carrano
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:paleoentomology,vertebrate
Created:2008-12-10 16:51:45 Last modified:2016-12-08 10:40:20
Access level:the public Released:2008-12-10 16:51:45
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

28742. A. Lacasa Ruiz. 1989. Nuevo genero de ave fosil del yacimiento Neocomiense del Montsec (Provincia de Lerida, España) [new genus of fossil bird from the Neocomian locality of Montsec (Lerida province, Spain)]. Estudios geológicos 45(5-6):417-425 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Carrano]

Secondary references:

37879 A. M. Báez and B. Sanchiz. 2007. A review of Neusibatrachus wilferti, an Early Cretaceous frog from the Montsec Range, northeastern Spain. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 52(3):477-487 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]
37225 A. Bolet and S. E. Evans. 2010. A new lizard from the Early Cretaceous of Catalonia (Spain), and the Mesozoic lizards of the Iberian Peninsula. Cretaceous Research 31:447-457 [R. Benson/R. Benson]
37484 A. D. Buscalioni and J. L. Sanz. 1990. Montsecosuchus depereti (Crocodylomorpha, Atoposauridae), new denomination for Alligatorium depereti Vidal, 1915 (Early Cretaceous, Spain): Redescription and phylogenetic relationships. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 10(2):244-254 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]
33898ETE S. E. Evans and L. J. Barbadillo. 1998. The lizard Rubiessaurus Gómez Pallerola, 1979 from the Lower Cretaceous of Catalonia (Montsec, Lleida, Spain). Treballs del Museu de Geología de Barcelona 7:5-10 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
37286 S. E. Evans, A. L. Ruiz, and J. E. Rey. 2000. A lizard from the Early Cretaceous (Berriasian-Valanginian) of Montsec, Catalonia, Spain. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen 215(1):1-15 [R. Benson/R. Benson]
38360 G. Fleck, A. Nel, G. Bechly, X. Martínez-Delclòs, E. A. Jarzembowski and R. A. Coram. 2008. New lower cretaceous 'libelluloid' dragonflies (Insecta: Odonata: Cavilabiata) with notes about estimated divergences dates for this group. Palaeodiversity 1:19-36 [M. Clapham/J. Karr/J. Alroy]
55204 A. Galobart, A. Santos-Cubedo, M. Suñer and J. I. Canudo. 2011. Paleontological discoveries and studies. In À. Galobart, M. Suñer, & B. Poza (eds.), Dinosaurs of Eastern Iberia 1-23 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
37253 M. B. Mostovski. 1999. A brief review of brachycerous flies (Diptera, Brachycera) in the Mesozoic, with descriptions of some curious taxa. Proceedings of the First International Palaeoentomological Conference 103-110 [M. Clapham/J. Karr/J. Karr]
8943ETE M. B. Mostovski and X. Martínez-Delclòs. 2000. New Nemestrinoidea (Diptera: Brachycera) from the Upper Jurassic - Lower Cretaceous of Eurasia, taxonomy, and palaeobiology. Entomological Problems 31(2):137-148 [C. Labandeira/A. Spencer-Lee/J. Karr]
35441 A. Nel and X. Martínez-Delclòs. 1993. Nuevos Zygoptera y Anisoptera (Insecta: Odonata) en el Cretacico inferior de Espana. Estudios Geológicos 49:351-359 [M. Clapham/J. Karr/M. Clapham]
39691 A. P. Rasnitsyn. 2000. New genus and two new species of the Lower Cretaceous Digger Wasps from Spain (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae, Angarosphecinae). Acta Geologica Hispanica 35(1-2):55-58 [M. Clapham/J. Karr]
37179 A. P. Rasnitsyn and J. Ansorge. 2000. Two new Lower Cretaceous hymenopterous insects (Insecta: Hymenoptera) from Sierra del Montsec, Spain. Acta Geologica Hispanica 35:59-64 [M. Clapham/J. Karr/M. Clapham]
39607 A. P. Rasnitsyn, W. J. Pulawski, and X. Martínez-Delclòs. 1999. Cretaceous digger wasps of the new genus Bestiola Pulawski and Rasnitsyn (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae: Angarosphecinae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 8:23-34 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
28741 J. L. Sanz, L. M. Chiappe, B. P. Pérez-Moreno, J. J. Moratalla, F. Hernández-Carrasquilla, A. D. Buscalioni, F. Ortega, F. J. Poyato-Ariza, D. Rasskin-Gutman and X. Martínez-Delciòs. 1997. A nestling bird from the Lower Cretaceous of Spain: implications for avian skull and neck evolution. 276:1543-1546 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]
47407 P. A. Selden. 1989. Orb-web weaving spiders in the early Cretaceous. Nature 340:711-713 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
9328 P. A. Selden. 1990. Lower Cretaceous spiders from the Sierra de Montsech, north-east Spain. Palaeontology 33:257-285 [D. Smith/A. Kinchloe/M. Clapham]
35032 C. Soriano and X. Delclos. 2006. New cupedid beetles from the Lower Cretaceous of Spain and the palaeogeography of the family. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 51:185-200 [M. Clapham/J. Karr]
55386 M. Suñer, B. Poza, B. Vila and A. Santos-Cubedos. 2008. Síntesis del registro fósil de dinosaurios en el Este de la Península Ibérica [Synthesis of the fossil record of dinosaurs in the eastern Iberian Peninsula]. Palaeontologica Nova 8:397-420 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]