Szentpéterfalva, Hateg Basin: Late/Upper Campanian - Early/Lower Maastrichtian, Romania
collected by I. Nopcsa & F. Nopcsa 1895-1899

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Reptilia - Testudines - Dortokidae
Rabi et al. 2013
new genus and species
Reptilia - Testudines - Emydidae
Emydidae indet. Rafinesque 1815
Titanosaurus dacus n. sp. Nopcsa 1915
Nopcsa 1915 2 specimens
recombined as Magyarosaurus dacus
Magyarosaurus dacus (Nopcsa 1915)
Csiki 1999
FGGUB R.1410, osteoderm
Magyarosaurus hungaricus n. sp. Huene 1932
Huene 1932 1 specimen
synonym of Magyarosaurus dacus
BMNH R3833
Magyarosaurus transsylvanicus n. sp. Huene 1932
Huene 1932 2 specimens
synonym of Magyarosaurus dacus
BMNH R3896, R4891
Theropoda indet. (Marsh 1881)
Csiki and Grigorescu 1998
R. 1583, partial tooth
Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Alvarezsauridae
Elopteryx nopcsai n. gen., n. sp. Andrews 1913
Andrews 1913 1 specimen
femur, BMNH A 1234 (1 measurement)
Reptilia - Avetheropoda
Paraves indet. Sereno 1997
Osi and Fozy 2007 1 specimen
MAFI Ob. 1948
Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Velociraptorinae indet. Barsbold 1983
Csiki and Grigorescu 1998
R. 127I, R. I32I, R. 1322, R. 1428, R. 1430, R. 1580, R. 1582 (teeth)
Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Troodontidae
Troodontidae indet. Gilmore 1924
Csiki and Grigorescu 1998
R.1318, R.1319, R.1320, MAFI v.12685a, b (teeth)
cf. Euronychodon sp. Antunes and Sigogneau-Russell 1991
Csiki and Grigorescu 1998
nomen dubium belonging to Troodontidae
R. 1431 is a small, elongated, strongly recurved and pointed tooth
Bradycneme draculae n. gen., n. sp. Harrison and Walker 1975
Harrison and Walker 1975 1 specimen
nomen dubium belonging to Troodontidae
BMNH A 1588 (1 measurement)
? Elopteryx nopcsai Andrews 1913
Andrews 1913 2 specimens
tibiotarsus, BMNH A 4359, A 1528 (2 measurements)
    = Heptasteornis andrewsi n. gen., n. sp. Harrison and Walker 1975
Harrison and Walker 1975
nomen dubium belonging to Troodontidae
Reptilia - Nodosauridae
? Crataeomus sp. Seeley 1881
    = Struthiosaurus transilvanicus n. sp. Nopcsa 1915
Nopcsa 1915
original and current combination Struthiosaurus transylvanicus
Limnosaurus transsylvanicus n. gen., n. sp. Nopcsa 1900
Nopcsa 1900 1 individual
recombined as Telmatosaurus transsylvanicus
BMNH B.3386
Reptilia - Rhabdodontidae
Camptosaurus inkeyi n. sp. Nopcsa 1900
Nopcsa 1900 1 individual
synonym of Zalmoxes robustus
Mochlodon sp. Seeley 1881
3 individuals
specimens A-C
    = Mochlodon suessi Bunzel 1871
Nopcsa 1902
recombined as Rhabdodon suessii
Rhabdodon priscum (Matheron 1869)
Nopcsa 1915
recombined as Rhabdodon priscus
Reptilia - Paralligatoridae
Theriosuchus sympiestodon Martin et al. 2010
Martin et al. 2014 1 individual
recombined as Sabresuchus sympiestodon
MCDRD 793, maxilla with teeth
see common names

Country:Romania State/province:Judetul Covurlui
Coordinates: 45.6° North, 22.9° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:30.5° North, 22.1° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Altitude:454 meters
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Late/Upper Cretaceous
Key time interval:Late/Upper Campanian - Early/Lower Maastrichtian
Age range of interval:83.50000 - 66.00000 m.y. ago
Formation:Sânpetru Member:lower
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:coarse sandstone
Environment:fluvial indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Preservation of anatomical detail:good
Associated major elements:some
Disassociated major elements:some
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:selective quarrying,mechanical,field collection,survey of museum collection
Collection size:300 specimens
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Museum repositories:BMNH
Collectors:I. Nopcsa & F. Nopcsa Collection dates:1895-1899
Also known as:Sânpetru, Sînpetru, Sâmpetru, Sîmpetru, Sacel, La Carare
Database number:59410
Authorizer:M. Carrano, P. Holroyd, P. Mannion Enterer:M. Carrano, P. Holroyd, J. Tennant
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:2006-03-31 13:28:35 Last modified:2019-02-13 14:48:12
Access level:the public Released:2006-03-31 13:28:35
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

53030. B. F. Nopcsa. 1897. Vorläufiger Bericht über das Auftreten von oberer Kreide im Hátszeger Thale in Siebenbürgen [Preliminary report on the occurrence of the Upper Cretaceous in the Hátszeg Valley in Transylvania]. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Geologischen Reichsanstalt, Wien 1897:273-274 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]

Secondary references:

34611ETE C. W. Andrews. 1913. On some bird remains from the Upper Cretaceous of Transslyvania. Geological Magazine, new series, decade 5 10(5):193-196 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
17047ETE W. Brinkmann. 1988. Zur Fundgeschichte und Systematik der Ornithopoden (Ornithischia, Reptilia) aus der Ober-Kreide von Europa [The history of discovery and systematics of the ornithopods (Ornithischia, Reptilia) from the Upper Cretaceous of Europe]. Documenta Naturae 45:1-157 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
49868 C. Brizio. 1997. The Great Transylvanian Dinosaur Expedition 1997: una bellissima rosa con qualche spina di troppo [The Great Transylvanian Dinosaur Expedition 1997: a most beautiful rose with a few too many thorns]. Natura Nascosta 15:3-21 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
64006 P. Brodkorb. 1978. Catalogue of fossil birds. Part 5 (Passeriformes). Bulletin of the Florida State Museum 23(3):139-228 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
46352 Z. Csiki. 1999. New evidence of armoured titanosaurids in the Late Cretaceous - Magyarosaurus dacus from the Hateg Basin (Romania). Oryctos 2:93-99 [P. Mannion/J. Tennant]
46349 Z. Csiki and D. Grigorescu. 1998. Small theropods from the Late Cretaceous of the Hateg Basin (Western Romania) - an unexpected diversity at the top of the food chain. Oryctos 1:87-104 [P. Mannion/J. Tennant]
41120 F. M. Dalla Vecchia. 2009. Telmatosaurus and the other hadrosauroids of the Cretaceous European Archipelago. An update. Natura Nascosta 39:1-18 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
14314ETE C. J. O. Harrison and C. A. Walker. 1975. The Bradycnemidae, a new family of owls from the Upper Cretaceous of Romania. Palaeontology 18(3):563-570 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
29483ETE F. v. Huene. 1932. Die fossile Reptil-Ordnung Saurischia, ihre Entwicklung und Geschichte [The fossil reptile order Saurischia, their development and history]. Monographien zur Geologie und Palaeontologie, serie 1 4(1-2):1-361 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
13022ETE J. Le Loeuff. 1993. European titanosaurids. Revue de Paléobiologie, Volume Spéciale 7:105-117 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
7841 J. Le Loeuff, E. Buffetaut, P. Méchin and A. Méchin-Salessy. 1992. The first record of dromaeosaurid dinosaurs (Saurischia, Theropoda) in the Maastrichtian of southern Europe: palaeobiogeographical implications. Bulletin de la Société géologique de la France 163(3):337-343 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
7843ETE J. Le Loeuff, E. Buffetaut, M. Martin, V. Martin, and H. Tong. 1993. Découverte d'Hadrosauridae (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) dans le Maastrichtian des Corbières (Aude, France) [Discovery of Hadrosauridae (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) in the Maastrichtian of Corbières (Aude, France)]. Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences, Paris, Série II 316:1023-1029 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
51121 J. E. Martin, M. Rabi, Z. Csiki-Sava and S. Vasile. 2014. Cranial morphology of Theriosuchus sympiestodon (Mesoeucrocodylia, Atoposauridae) and the widespread occurrence in the Late Cretaceous of Europe. Journal of Paleontology 88(3):444-456 [P. Mannion/J. Tennant/J. Tennant]
32946ETE B. F. Nopcsa. 1900. Dinosaurierreste aus Siebenbürgen (Schädel von Limnosaurus transsylvanicus nov. gen. et spec.) [Dinosaur remains from Transylvania (skull of Limnosaurus transsylvanicus nov. gen. et spec.)]. Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe 68:555-591 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
14097ETE B. F. Nopcsa. 1902. Dinosaurierreste aus Siebenbürgen II (Schädelreste von Mochlodon) mit einem anhange: Zur phylogenie der Ornithopodiden [Dinosaur remains from Transylvania II (skull remains of Mochlodon) with an appendix: the phylogeny of the ornithopods]. Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe 72:149-175 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
14098ETE B. F. Nopcsa. 1904. Dinosaurierreste aus Siebenbürgen III (Weitere Schädelreste von Mochlodon) [Dinosaur remains from Transylvania III (further skull remains of Mochlodon)]. Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe 74:229-263 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
32949ETE B. F. Nopcsa. 1914. Die Lebensbedingungen der obercretacischen Dinosaurier Siebenbürgens [The environment of Upper Cretaceous Transylvanian dinosaurs]. Centralblatt fur Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie 1914:564-574 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
53032 B. F. Nopcsa. 1915. Die Siebenbürgischen Dinosaurier [Transylvanian dinosaurs]. Földtani Közlöny 45:320-321 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
32943ETE B. F. Nopcsa. 1915. Die dinosaurier der Siebenbürgischen landesteile Ungarns [Dinosaurs of the Transylvanian regions of Hungary]. Mitteilungen aus den Jahrbuch der Königlich Ungarnischen Geologischen Reichsanstalt 23:1-24 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/P. Mannion]
53031 B. F. Nopcsa. 1915. Erdélyi dinosaurusok [Transylvanian dinosaurs]. Földtani Közlöny 45:260-261 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
51605 B. F. Nopcsa. 1929. Dinosaurierreste aus Siebenbürgen V. [Dinosaur remains from Siebenbürgen V]. Geologica Hungarica, Series Palaeontologica 4:1-72 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
58953 B. F. v. Nopcsa. 1902. Ueber das Vorkommen der Dinosaurier bei Szentpéterfalva [On the presence of dinosaurs in Szentpéterfalva]. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft 54(1):34-39 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
26314 A. Osi and I. Fozy. 2007. A maniraptoran (Theropoda, Dinosauria) sacrum from the Upper Cretaceous of the Hateg Basin (Romania)—in search of the los pterosaurs of Baron Franz Nopcsa. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen 246(2):173-181 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
25690ETE X. Pereda Suberbiola and P. M. Galton. 1997. Armoured dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous of Transylvania. Sargetia, Acta Musei Devensis, Series Scientia Naturae 17:203-217 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
59665 M. Rabi, M. Vremir, and H. Tong. 2013. Preliminary Overview of Late Cretaceous Turtle Diversity in Eastern Central Europe (Austria, Hungary, and Romania). In D. B. Brinkman, P. A. Holroyd, and J. D. Gardner (eds.), Morphology and Evolution of Turtles 307-336 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd]
42854 R. Tabuce, M. T. Antunes, R. Smith and T. Smith. 2006. Dental and tarsal morphology of the European Paleocene/Eocene “condylarth” mammal Microhyus. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 51(1):37-52 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion/M. Carrano]