Crato Formation, between Nova Olinda and Santana do Cariri (Cretaceous of Brazil)

Where: Ceara, Brazil (7.2° S, 39.5° W: paleocoordinates 12.9° S, 17.9° W)

When: Late/Upper Cretaceous (100.5 - 66.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified, carbonaceous mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sediments

• a heterolithic clastic/carbonate sequence of lacustrine, lagoonal and possibly deltaic facies

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: soft parts

Primary reference: G.J. Field and D.M. Martill. 2017. Unusual soft tissue preservation in the Early Cretaceous (Aptian) crocodile cf. Susisuchus from the Crato Formation of north east Brazil. Cretaceous Research 75:179-192 [M. Uhen/A. Kourmadas]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190135: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Alexander Kourmadas on 29.11.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Loricata -
Susisuchus sp. Salisbury et al. 2003 crocodilian
UERJ-PMB R07, articulated thoracic vertebrae, disarticulated lumbar vertebrae, four articulated limbs, and some degree of soft tissue tissue preservation