Barranco de la Paridera (Jurassic of Spain)

Also known as Ricla 2

Where: Zaragoza, Spain (41.5° N, 1.4° W: paleocoordinates 32.0° N, 9.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Erymnoceras coronatum ammonoid zone, Ágreda Formation, Middle Callovian (164.7 - 161.2 Ma)

• "The specimen was associated with the Middle Callovian ammonite Erymnoceras coronatum (thus in the Erymnoceras coronatum Sub-Mediterranean ammonite Zone)" (Parrilla-Bel et al. 2013)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; peloidal, shelly/skeletal, gray wackestone and gray marl

• "shallow marine environment that was subtidal to intertidal"
• "The skull was discovered within a level of alternating grey-beige limestones and grey marlstones, in the upper part of the Ágreda Formation. The strata consist of tabular to nodulose, bioclastic and peloidal wackstone to wackstone-packstone facies."

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by C. Gonzalbo, C. Laplana and M. Soria in 1994

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

• MPZ: Museo Paleontológico de la Universidad de Zaragoza

Primary reference: J. Parrilla-Bel, M. T. Young, M. Moreno-Azanza and J. I. Canudo. 2013. The first metriorhynchid crocodylomorph from the Middle Jurassic of Spain, with implications for evolution of the subclade Rhacheosaurini. PLoS ONE 8(1):e54275 [R. Butler/R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138665: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 24.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Loricata - Metriorhynchidae
Maledictosuchus riclaensis n. gen. n. sp. Parrilla-Bel et al. 2013 marine crocodile
MPZ 2001/130a – an almost complete skull and part of the lower jaw. MPZ 2001/130b, c, d – three vertebrae, preliminary identification is: one cervical, one dorsal, and a third for which the positional identification is indeterminate.