Cerro Laberinto (crocodile) (Jurassic of Chile)

Where: Caracoles, Chile (23.4° S, 69.4° W: paleocoordinates 21.9° S, 34.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Perisphinctes andium ammonoid zone, Cerro Amarillo Member (Sierra El Cobre Formation), Oxfordian (163.5 - 157.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

• Fossil found in a calacreous concretion

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: concretion

Primary reference: M. S. Fernandez, A. P. Carabajal, Z. Gasparini and G. C. Diaz. 2011. A metriorhynchid crocodyliform braincase from northern Chile. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31(2):369-377 [P. Mannion/J. Tennant]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137133: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 11.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Loricata - Metriorhynchidae
Metriorhynchus cf. westermanni Gasparini 1980 marine crocodile
Incomplete braincase, MDA 2