Mina Triunfo: Late/Upper Aptian, Brazil
collected 2009

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Tupandactylus imperator (Campos and Kellner 1997)
1 individual
CPCA 3590, incomplete skull and lower jaw with associated soft tissues
see common names

Country:Brazil State/province:Ceará
Coordinates: 7.1° South, 39.7° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:8.6° South, 8.0° West
Basis of coordinate:stated in text
Geographic resolution:small collection
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Early/Lower Cretaceous
10 m.y. bin:Cretaceous 2-3
Key time interval:Late/Upper Aptian
Age range of interval:119.50000 - 113.00000 m.y. ago
Geological group:Santana Formation:Crato
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Stratigraphy comments: Exact stratigraphic position is uncertain, but possibly from the basal layers of the biomicritic limestone package of the Crato Formation (Pinheiro et al. 2011).
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:planar lamination,gray lithified "limestone"
Includes fossils?Y
Environment:lacustrine indet.
Geology comments: "low-energy lacustrine environment"
Modes of preservation:body,soft parts
Lagerst�tten type:conservation
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Preservation of anatomical detail:good
Temporal resolution:snapshot
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:selective quarrying
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collection dates:2009
Collection method comments: CPCA: Centro de Pesquisas Paleontológicas da Chapada do Araripe (Departamento Nacional de Produção Mineral, Crato, Brazil)
Database number:102227
Authorizer:R. Butler Enterer:R. Butler
Modifier:G. Varnham Research group:vertebrate
Created:2011-01-11 19:28:43 Last modified:2022-03-15 07:06:46
Access level:the public Released:2011-01-11 19:28:43
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

34733. F. L. Pinheiro, D. C. Fortier, C. L. Schultz, J. Artur, F.G. De Andrade and R. A.M. Bantim. 2011. New information on Tupandactylus imperator, with comments on the relationships of Tapejaridae (Pterosauria). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 56(3):567-580 [R. Butler/R. Butler/S. Bruning]