La Valenciana mine (Jurassic of Argentina)

Where: Mendoza, Argentina (35.5° S, 69.9° W: paleocoordinates 33.6° S, 32.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tithonian (152.1 - 145.0 Ma)

• "marnas negras del Titoniano"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; black marl and coal

• marine beds associated with an asphaltic coal layer.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by L. Catalano in 1941

• collected by Luciano R. Catalano during June 5-7, 1941.

Primary reference: C. Rusconi. 1943. Presencia de un plesiosaurio en Mendoza [Presence of a plesiosaur in Mendoza]. Boletin Paleontológico de Buenos Aires 15:1-4 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137136: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 11.12.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Bivalvia
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida -
 Ammonitida - Ataxioceratidae
"Reineckeia striolata" = Choicensisphinctes striolatus
"Reineckeia striolata" = Choicensisphinctes striolatus Steuer 1897 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Himalayitidae
"Berriasella spinulosa" = Micracanthoceras spinulosum
"Berriasella spinulosa" = Micracanthoceras spinulosum Gerth 1925 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Neocomitidae
Osteichthyes
 Tetrapoda -
Namuncurania malarguense n. gen. n. sp.
Namuncurania malarguense n. gen. n. sp. Rusconi 1943 tetrapod
MHN-PV 123