Cabezo Santa Barbara, CBP (Galve syncline) (Cretaceous of Spain)

Also known as Teruel, Spain, Sta. Barbara, Santa Bárbara

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: Unit 5 Member (Camarillas Formation), Early/Lower Barremian (130.0 - 125.5 Ma)

• Unit 5 is composed of two sub-units: 5-I (lower) and 5-II (upper). Diaz et al. 1984

•Sub-unit is not differentiated for this locality.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deltaic; mudstone and sandstone

• Lower sub-unit 5-I: fluvially dominated channels; low sinuosity; vertical acretion; unidirectional currents. Upper sub-unit 5II: 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

• Unidad de Paleontología de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

•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 this locality.

Primary reference: M. Diaz, A. Yébenes, A. Goy and J. L. Sanz. 1984. Landscapes inhabited by Upper Jurassic/Lower Cretaceous archosaurs (Galve, Teruel, Spain). In W.-E. Reif & F. Westphal (ed.), Third Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems, Short Papers 67-72 [J. Alroy/R. Whatley/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36375: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Robin Whatley on 27.01.2004, edited by Matthew Carrano and Jonathan Tennant

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Xinjiangchelyidae
Xinjiangchelyidae sp.1 turtle
Numerous plates
 Neornithischia -
Iguanodon sp.2 Mantell 1825 bird foot dinosaur
IPS CSBH-12, 23
Iguanodon sp.2 Mantell 1825 bird foot dinosaur
IPS CSBH-4-7, 9-10, 13-22, 24
 Loricata - Goniopholididae
Goniopholis sp.3 Owen 1842 crocodilian
 Loricata -
Neosuchia indet.3 Clark 1988 crocodilian
Morphotype V