Lo Hueco, Fuentes (precise level not given) (Cretaceous to of Spain)

Where: Castilla-La Mancha, Spain (40.0° N, 2.0° W: paleocoordinates 30.8° N, 0.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Villalba de la Sierra Formation, Late/Upper Campanian to Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 66.0 Ma)

• "Garumnian", upper part of formation, but precise level not given

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: dry floodplain; gypsiferous, red, argillaceous mudstone and sandstone

• "totally dried part of a muddy plain"
• Red marly mudstone with high proportion of clay minerals (> 85%), moderate gypsum (< 15%), and low calcite (5-10%). Mainly planar or parallel, locally wavy and massive bedding. Some thin sandy interbeds.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, surface (in situ), mechanical, sieve,

• "Lo Hueco" collection (HUE), housed in the Museo de las Ciencias de Castilla-La Mancha (MCCM), Cuenca, Spain

Primary reference: A. Houssaye, N. Bardet, I. Narváez and F. Ortega. 2013. Squamate finding in "Lo Hueco" (Late Campanian-Early Maastrichtian, Cuenca Province, Spain): the second non-marine pythonomorph lizard. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 87(3):415-422 [R. Benson/R. Benson/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 139619: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 15.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Squamata -
"Pythonomorpha indet." = Mosasauria
"Pythonomorpha indet." = Mosasauria squamates
Two vertebrae discovered in the site of ‘‘Lo Hueco’’ and registered under the references HUE 5117 and HUE 5239 in the ‘‘Lo Hueco’’ collection, housed in the Museo de las Ciencias de Castilla-La Mancha (MCCM), Cuenca, Spain