Suterranya mine (lignite bed) (Cretaceous of Spain)

Also known as Suterrana, Tremp, Point 4, Mina de lignit

Where: Cataluña, Spain (42.2° N, 1.0° E: paleocoordinates 34.2° N, 0.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: La Posa Formation (Tremp Group), Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• Unit 1

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; gray, carbonaceous marl

• "a grey marl rich in gypsum crystals...The gypsiferous bed intercalates with coal-bearing grey marls, limestones and shell beds (mainly consisting of remains of the snail Melanoides and the clam Cyrena)."

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by J. Montané, A. Lapparent, E. Aguirre & J. Rosell in 1940, 1956

Primary reference: A. F. d. Lapparent and E. Aguirre. 1956. Présence de Dinosauriens dans le Crétacé supérieur du bassin de Tremp (province de Lérida, Espagne) [Presence of dinosaurs in the Upper Cretaceous of the Tremp Basin (Lérida Province, Spain)]. Comptes Rendus de la Société Géologique de France 1956:261-262 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 141185: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 21.03.2013

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Taxonomic list

Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Thiaridae
Melanoides sp.2 Olivier 1804 snail
Gnathostomata
  -
Reptilia
 Testudinata -
 Saurischia - Titanosauridae
Titanosaurus cf. indicus Lydekker 1877 titanosaurid
 Neornithischia - Rhabdodontidae
"Rhabdodon priscum" = Rhabdodon priscus
"Rhabdodon priscum" = Rhabdodon priscus Matheron 1869 rhabdodontid
 Squamata -
Cyrena
  -
Cyrena sp.2 Lamarck