Embira-Branca hills, Coração de Jesus: Aptian, Brazil

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Reptilia - Nemegtosauridae
Tapuiasaurus macedoi n. gen., n. sp. Zaher et al. 2011
1 individual
Abelisauroidea indet. Bonaparte 1991
1 individual
see common names

Country:Brazil State/province:Minas Gerais
Coordinates: 16.7° South, 44.4° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:17.5° South, 11.9° West
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:small collection
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Early/Lower Cretaceous
Stage:Aptian 10 m.y. bin:Cretaceous 3
Key time interval:Aptian
Age range of interval:125.00000 - 113.00000 m.y. ago
Geological group:Areada Formation:Quiricó
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: claystone
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: "lacustrine claystone beds"
Environment:lacustrine indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Preservation of anatomical detail:excellent
Spatial resolution:parautochthonous
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:selective quarrying,surface (in situ),mechanical,field collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Database number:104872
Authorizer:M. Carrano Enterer:M. Carrano
Research group:vertebrate
Created:2011-02-11 10:39:37 Last modified:2017-05-23 16:34:15
Access level:the public Released:2011-02-11 10:39:37
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

35114.ETE H. Zaher, D. Pol, A. B. Carvalho, P. M. Nascimento, C. Riccomini, P. Larson, R. Juarez-Valieri, R. Pires-Domingues, N. J. Silva and D. A. Campos. 2011. A complete skull of an Early Cretaceous sauropod and the evolution of advanced titanosaurians. PLoS One 6(2):e16663:1-10 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]