Las Hoyas fossil site (Cretaceous of Spain)

Where: Cuenca, Spain (40.1° N, 2.1° W: paleocoordinates 30.5° N, 8.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Calizas de la Heurguina Formation, Barremian (129.4 - 125.0 Ma)

• It is dated Lower Cretaceous, Barremian or more precisely, after studying ostracods and charophytes, the upper Barremian.

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Specimens kept at the Museo de las Ciencias de Castilla-La Mancha, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

Primary reference: S. Wenz. 2003. Les Lepidotes (Actinopterygii, Semionotiformes) de Cretace inferieur (Barremien) de Las Hoyas (Province de Cuenca, Espagne). Geodiversitas 25(3):481-499 [M. Bell/M. Bell/M. Bell]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140985: authorized by Mark Bell, entered by Mark Bell on 20.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Lepisosteiformes -
Lepidotes microrhis n. sp. Wenz 2003 gar
Holotype: MCCM LH-8010a,b
Lepidotes tanyrhis n. sp. Wenz 2003 gar
Holotype: MCCM LH-7410