Poyales Barranco Hondo, PBCH (Galve syncline) (Cretaceous of Spain)

Also known as Barranco Poyales-Cerrada Roya, Poyales Barranco Canales, Poyales

Where: Aragón, Spain (40.6° N, 0.9° W: paleocoordinates 30.7° N, 9.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• 5-II is the upper of two sub-units (the lower is 5-I).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deltaic; mudstone and sandstone

• Tidally influenced channels with sigmoidal bundles, subordinate currents (Diaz et al. 1984).
• "The thickest unit is lithofacies 5, composed of mudstones, sandstones and conglomerates. The sandstones and gravels are found in channels which may be 8 m thick (Diaz et al. 1984).

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J.M. Herrero in 1982

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

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

•Mudstones contain Unionids, and vertebrate remains, including archosaurs and fish teeth. Channels contain fragments of vertebrates and plant remains, occasionally silicified. It is unclear whether these taxa are present at the Poyales Barranco Hondo locality.

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 36369: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Robin Whatley on 26.01.2004, edited by Matthew Carrano and Roger Benson

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines -
Testudines indet.3 Batsch 1788 turtle
 Saurischia -
Theropoda indet.1 Marsh 1881 theropod
 Neornithischia -
Gideonmantellia amosanjuanae n. gen. n. sp.2 Ruiz-Omeñaca et al. 2012 bird foot dinosaur
PBCH-107, 108
 Loricata -
Mesoeucrocodylia indet.3 Whetstone and Whybrow 1983 crocodilian
Morphotype V
Neosuchia indet.3 Clark 1988 crocodilian