Pelejón-1 (PH) (Cretaceous of Spain)

Also known as Los Corrales del Pelejon, Teruel, Galve syncline, PH-I

Where: Aragón, Spain (40.7° N, 0.9° W: paleocoordinates 31.1° N, 8.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: El Castellar Formation, Late/Upper Hauterivian (136.4 - 130.0 Ma)

• "Unit 3"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; lime mudstone and lenticular, bioturbated, sandy siliciclastic

• "Unit 3 is characterized by the disappearance of the carbonate facies and predominance of mudstones. This is interpreted as a muddy intertidal flat deposit...Despite a large discontinuity existing within unit 3, or at its upper or lower boundaries, the intertidal facies can be integrated withing[sic].." terregenous delta-derived material prograding into a shallow lagoon (Diaz et al. 1987).
• Formed predominately of red limes, with rare thick lenses of terrigenous deposits (Molina and Yebenes 1987) Unit 3: "The coarser terrigenous material (fine to medium sand) is not typically channelized, but most frequently occurs in lenticular bedding and isolated dunes (Diaz et al. 1984)."

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J. M. Herrero, J. L. Sanz in 1984-1993

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

Primary reference: J. L. Sanz, A. D. Buscalioni, M.-L. Casanovas and J.-V. Santafé. 1987. Dinosaurios del Cretácico inferior de Galve (Teruel, España) [Dinosaurs from the Lower Cretaceous of Galve (Teruel, Spain)]. Estudios Geologicos, Volumen Extraordinario Galve-Tremp 45-64 [J. Alroy/R. Whatley/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36367: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Robin Whatley on 26.01.2004, edited by Matthew Carrano, Jonathan Tennant and Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

 Testudinata - Helochelydridae
Helochelydra nopcsai4 Lapparent de Broin and Murelaga 1999 turtle
Fragments of the carapace and plastron
 Testudines - Xinjiangchelyidae
 Testudines - Pleurosternidae
Pleurosternidae sp.5 Cope 1868 turtle
Disarticulated plates
 Saurischia -
Sauropoda indet.2 sauropod
"Pleurocoelus" valdensis7 Lydekker 1889 sauropod
 Saurischia - Camarasauridae
Camarasauridae "indet. A" Cope 1877 camarasaurid
Camarasauridae "indet. B" Cope 1877 camarasaurid
 Theropoda -
Theropoda indet. theropod
dorsal/sacral and caudal vertebrae; PH II-200, V-100, V-101
 Neornithischia - Iguanodontidae
Iguanodontidae indet.6 Bonaparte 1850 iguanodontid
 Loricata -
Mesoeucrocodylia indet.7 Whetstone and Whybrow 1983 crocodilian
"Vértebras procélicas"
Mesosuchia "indet. V"3 Huxley 1875 crocodilian
Morphotype V
Mesosuchia "indet. G"3 Huxley 1875 crocodilian
Morphotype G
Mesosuchia "indet. E"3 Huxley 1875 crocodilian
Morphotype E
 Allotheria -
Multituberculata indet.1 Cope 1884 multituberculate