Font del Torricó (Eocene of Spain)

Where: Catalonia, Spain (42.0° N, 0.7° E: paleocoordinates 37.3° N, 0.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Eocene (55.8 - 48.6 Ma)

• "Font del Torric√≥ is a new locality the age of which is preliminarily regarded as early Eocene without more precision."

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone and marl

• "Fossil vertebrates are found in the sandstones, which are associated with complex channels of braided rivers, and also in marls and clays corresponding with floodplain deposits (Checa, 1995)."

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: A. Bolet. 2017. First early Eocene lizards from Spain and a study of the compositional changes between late Mesozoic and early Cenozoic Iberian lizard assemblages . Palaeontologia Electronica 20(2):1-22 [P. Barrett/T. Cleary]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 187320: authorized by Paul Barrett, entered by Terri Cleary on 20.07.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Anguidae
Glyptosaurini indet. Sullivan 1979 squamates
IPS 83532, two cranial osteoderms, one fragment of osteoderm
Anguinae indet. Gray 1825 squamates
IPS 83533, body osteoderm; ?IPS 83537, two fragments of vertebrae (condyles)
 Squamata - Iguanidae
Iguanidae indet. Oppel 1811 squamates
IPS 83531, fragment of tooth bearing bone with two tricuspid teeth