Yacimiento Herrero (Cretaceous of Spain)

Also known as Teruel, Colladico Blanco 1, Galve, Herrero 1

Where: Teruel, Spain (40.7° N, 0.7° W: paleocoordinates 30.6° N, 9.3° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: El Castellar Formation, Early/Lower Barremian (130.0 - 125.5 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal; gray marl and fine-grained siliciclastic

• "This facies correspond to shallow coastal lagoon deposits, formed in fresh to brackish water (Diaz et al. 1987)"
• Unit 4 "is formed by sequences composed of marls and micrites with abundant Charophytes, Bivalves, Gastropods, fish teeth and vertebrate remains. Carbonate nodules frequently occur within the marls, and the micrites reveal desiccation features." (Diaz et al. 1984) See also Molina and Yebenes 1987.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by J. M. Herrero

• Material is in the J. M. Herrero collection (Galve).

Primary reference: R. Estes and B. Sanchíz. 1982. Early Cretaceous lower vertebrates from Galve (Teruel), Spain. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 2(1) [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36365: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Robin Whatley on 26.01.2004, edited by Matthew Carrano, Jonathan Tennant and Roger Benson

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hybodontiformes - Polyacrodontidae
"Hybodus parvidens" = Polyacrodus parvidens
"Hybodus parvidens" = Polyacrodus parvidens Woodward 1916 elasmobranch
 Hybodontiformes - Lonchidiidae
Lonchidion microselachos n. sp. Estes and Sanchíz 1982 elasmobranch
 Holostei -
 Neopterygii -
Amiiformes indet.9 Hay 1929 bowfin
 Lepisosteiformes -
"Lepidotes" sp.9 Agassiz 1843 gar
ganoine-covered scales
 Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae
Albanerpetontidae indet.5 Fox and Naylor 1982 tetrapod
 Salientia - Discoglossidae
Eodiscoglossus santonjae Villalta 1957 painted frog
 Caudata - Prosirenidae
Prosirenidae indet.11 Estes 1969 salamander
 Testudines - Xinjiangchelyidae
Xinjiangchelyidae sp.7 turtle
Numerous plates
 Testudines - Pleurosternidae
Pleurosternidae sp.7 Cope 1868 turtle
Disarticulated plates
 Dinosauria -
Dinosauria indet.3 Owen 1842 dinosaur
 Saurischia -
"Pleurocoelus" valdensis9 Lydekker 1889 sauropod
Somphospondyli indet.4 Wilson and Sereno 1998 sauropod
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Dromaeosauridae indet.2 Colbert and Russell 1969 coelurosaur
 Ornithischia -
? Ornithischia indet.3 Seeley 1888 ornithischian
 Ornithischia - Heterodontosauridae
? Heterodontosauridae indet.10 Romer 1966 heterodontosaurid
 Neornithischia -
Ornithopoda indet.8 bird foot dinosaur
 Neornithischia - Hypsilophodontidae
Hypsilophodontidae indet.8 Dollo 1882 hypsilophodontid
teeth; MPG O-YH1, 2
 Loricata -
Mesoeucrocodylia indet.9 Whetstone and Whybrow 1983 crocodilian
 Loricata - Pholidosauridae
 Loricata -
cf. Bernissartia sp. Dollo 1883 crocodilian
 Loricata - Atoposauridae
 Squamata -
Lacertilia indet. lizard
 Dryolestida -
Crusafontia cuencana6 Henkel and Krebs 1969 mammal
IPFUB Galve Th 1-10, 18-25; precise locality (CBH) within Galve syncline given by Cuenca-Bescós and Canudo 2004
 Theriiformes - Spalacotheriidae
Spalacotherium henkeli6 Krebs 1985 mammal
Holotype (IPFUB 'Galve Th 11'), plus Galve 12-17; precise locality (CBH) within Galve syncline given by Cuenca-Bescós and Canudo 2004
 Multituberculata -
Iberica hahni1 Badiola et al. 2011 multituberculate