Candelaria (Triassic to of Brazil)

Where: Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (29.8° S, 52.8° W: paleocoordinates 40.4° S, 14.3° W)

When: Santa Maria Formation, Middle Triassic to Middle Triassic (247.2 - 201.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine delta front; conglomeratic sandstone and muddy siltstone

• Santa Maria indicates low-sinuosity fluvial rivers, deltas and lakes.
• Its lower part is mostly composed of massive orthoconglomerate, trough cross-stratified, conglomeratic sandstone and either massive or climbing cross-laminated, fine-grained sandstone and siltstone. The facies association is abruptly overlain by mudstone deposited above a flooding surface

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. Barberena. 1978. A huge thecodont skull from the Triassic of Brazil. Pesquisas 7:111-129 [M. Uhen/M. Hudgins/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 188977: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Michael Hudgins on 23.09.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Loricata -
Prestosuchus chiniquensis Huene 1942 archosaur