Atuel River, undisclosed location on northern margin (Jurassic of Argentina)

Also known as Ichthyosaur locality

Where: Mendoza, Argentina (34.8° S, 69.9° W: paleocoordinates 37.0° S, 29.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Puesto Araya Formation, Early/Lower Sinemurian (196.5 - 189.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: Z. Gasparini and M. Fernandez. 2005. Jurassic marine reptiles of the Neuquen Basin: records, faunas, and their palaeobiogeographic significance. In G. D. Viega, L. A. Spalletti, J. A. Howell, E. Schwarz (eds.), The Neuquen Basin, Argentina: A Case Study in Sequence Stratigraphy and Basin Dynamics; Geological Society, London, Special Publications 252:279-294 [P. Mannion/J. Tennant/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140293: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 07.03.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Ichthyosauria -
Ichthyosauria indet. ichthyosaur
Two vertebrae