Laguna de Piedra (Jurassic to of Cuba)

Also known as Metriorhynchid locality

Where: Vinales, Cuba (22.4° N, 83.5° W: paleocoordinates 22.4° N, 83.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Jagua Vieja Member (Jagua Formation), Middle Oxfordian to Middle Oxfordian (161.2 - 155.7 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: platform or shelf-margin reef; shale

• Shallow water protected platform

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: concretion

Primary reference: Z. Gasparini and M. Iturralde-Vinent. 2001. Metriorhynchid crcodiles (Crocodyliformes) from the Oxfordian of Western Cuba. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Monatshefte 9:534-542 [P. Mannion/J. Tennant/J. Tennant]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138291: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 10.01.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Loricata - Metriorhynchidae
Metriorhynchidae indet. Fitzinger 1843 marine crocodile
MNHNCU P3001, deteriorated skull fragment
 Sauropterygia - Cryptoclididae
Cryptoclidus vignalensis Torre and Cuervo 1939 plesiosaur
MNHNH P3002 [ZII 294 (3612)] (4 articulated vertebrae)
 Ichthyosauria -
Sphaerodontes caroli Iturralde-Vinent and Norell 1996 ichthyosaur
External tooth molds (holotype)