Pozo Guapo (Cretaceous of Venezuela)

Where: Lara, Venezuela (10.2° N, 69.8° W: paleocoordinates 2.9° N, 46.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: La Luna Formation, Turonian (93.9 - 89.8 Ma)

• within the "Bloques de Pozo Guapo"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by M. Sánchez-Villagra & R. Lozsán in 2007

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: M. R. Sánchez-Villagra, W. Brinkmann, and R. Lozsán. 2008. The Paleozoic and Mesozoic vertebrate record of Venezuela: an overview, summary of previous discoveries and report of a mosasaur from the La Luna Formation (Cretaceous). Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 82(2):113-124 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 135681: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 02.11.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
  -
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
Cephalopoda
 Ammonoidea -
Ammonitida indet. Hyatt 1889 ammonite
Osteichthyes
 Osteichthyes -
Osteichthyes indet. Huxley 1880 bony fish
fish scales
Reptilia
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Mosasauridae indet. Gervais 1852 mosasaur
UNEFM-VF-39
 Sauropterygia -
? Plesiosauria indet. de Blainville 1835 plesiosaur
stomach contents of mosasaur