Olazti (Cretaceous of Spain)

Also known as Olazagutia

Where: Navarre, Spain (42.9° N, 2.2° W: paleocoordinates 33.2° N, 0.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Vitoria Formation, Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• Topmost part of the 250 m thick Vitoria Formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; gray, sandy marl

• Open-marine distal part of a northward prograding fluvio-deltaic siliciclastic succession
• Grey marlstones and silty marls

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: N. Bardet, X. Pereda Suberbiola, J.-C. Corral, J. I. Baceta, J. A. Torres, B. Botantz, and G. Martin. 2012. A skull fragment of the mosasaurid Prognathodon cf. sectorius from the Late Cretaceous of Navarre (Basque-Cantabrian Region). Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France 183(2):117-121 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140632: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 13.03.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Prognathodon cf. sectorius Cope 1871 mosasaur
OIGM – LU 799 (skull fragment including articulated portions of the right maxilla (with three alveoli and two teeth), prefrontal, and possibly the anterior extremity of the right jugal)