Partida Poyales (PYH) (Cretaceous of Spain)

Also known as Teruel, Galve syncline

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

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• Unit 5 is divided into an lower sub-unit (5-I) and an upper subunit (5-II).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deltaic; mudstone and sandstone

• Tidally influenced channels with sigmoidal bundles and subordinate currents comprise upper subunit, 5-II (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: mesofossils

Collected by Herrero

• 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 Partida Poyales 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 36372: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Robin Whatley on 27.01.2004, edited by Matthew Carrano

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
"Pleurocoelus" valdensis2 Lydekker 1889 sauropod
tooth; PHY II-1
 Neornithischia - Hypsilophodontidae
Hypsilophodontidae indet.1 Dollo 1882 hypsilophodontid