Bardas Blancas (Jurassic of Argentina)

Where: Mendoza, Argentina (35.8° S, 69.8° W: paleocoordinates 33.4° S, 32.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Jurassic (163.5 - 145.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; gray, blue lime mudstone

• "the rock is made up of very fine particles of lime carbonate and has a dirty bluish color of slate tone"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by O. King & C. Rusconi in 1940

Primary reference: C. Rusconi. 1940. Nueva especie de ictiosaurio del Jurásico de Mendoza [New species of ichthyosaur from the Jurassic of Mendoza]. Boletin Paleontológico de Buenos Aires 11:1-4 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137147: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 11.12.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostreidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 oyster
 Ammonoidea -
Ammonitida indet. Hyatt 1889 ammonite
 Ichthyosauria - Ophthalmosauridae
"Myobradypterygius mendozanus n. sp." = Ophthalmosaurus icenicus
"Myobradypterygius mendozanus n. sp." = Ophthalmosaurus icenicus Seeley 1874 ichthyosaur