Pampa Tril (Lower Berriasian levels) (Cretaceous of Argentina)

Where: Mendoza, Argentina (37.3° S, 69.8° W: paleocoordinates 36.0° S, 32.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Vaca Muerta Formation, Berriasian (145.0 - 139.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: offshore; black shale and marl

• "transgressive offshore marine sediments"
• "Transgressive deposits are mainly composed of thick cyclically stacked black shale and marl successions"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: D. Pol and Z.B. de Gasparini. 2009. Skull anatomy of DAKOSAURUS ANDINIENSIS (Thalattosuchia: Crocodylomorpha) and the phylogenetic position of Thalattosuchia. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology [M. Uhen/A. Kourmadas/A. Kourmadas]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190078: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Alexander Kourmadas on 27.11.2017

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Taxonomic list

• "pliosaurs, ichthyosaurs, [and] other metriorhynchids" but not invertebrates are also found in the formation
 Loricata - Metriorhynchidae
Dakosaurus andiniensis Vignaud and Gasparini 1996 marine crocodile
MOZ 6140P, anterior mandibular fragment