El Salado (Cretaceous of Argentina)

Where: Neuquen, Argentina (38.2° S, 70.1° W: paleocoordinates 37.7° S, 33.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Agua de la Mula Member (Agrio Formation), Late/Upper Hauterivian (136.4 - 130.0 Ma)

• Extensive exposure of the Agrio Fm.

Environment/lithology: marine; nodular, calcareous shale

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: P. F. Rawson and M. B. Aguirre-Urreta. 2012. Lower Cretaceous ammonites from the Neuquén Basin, Argentina: The Hauterivian genus Spitidiscus. Cretaceous Research 33:97-105 [J. Alroy/J. Martinelli]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135517: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Julieta Martinelli on 27.10.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Ammonitida - Holcodiscidae
Spitidiscus kilapiae Rawson and Aguirre-Urreta 2012 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Crioceratitidae
Crioceratites sp. Leveillé 1837 ammonite