LaƱo L2 (Cretaceous of Spain)

Where: Castilla y Leon, Spain (42.7° N, 2.6° W: paleocoordinates 33.0° N, 0.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Vitoria Formation, Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• same horizon as L1A, but on other side of the quarry (northeast part)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fine channel fill; fine-grained, medium sandstone and ferruginous mudstone

• fine to medium-grained deposits of sands and greenish muds (authors describe L1A as sands and laminated sands that pass upward into laminated muds with plant remains up to an irregular ferruginous surface)

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: X. Pereda-Suberbiola and J. Sanz. 1999. The ornithopod dinosaur Rhabdodon from the Upper Cretaceous of Lano (Iberian Peninsula). Estudios del Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Alava 14(1):257-272 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37199: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 04.03.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Bothremydidae
Polysternon atlanticum Lapparent de Broin and Murelaga 1996 sideneck turtle
? Elochelys sp. Nopsca 1931 sideneck turtle
 Saurischia - Titanosauridae
Lirainosaurus astibiae Sanz et al. 1999 titanosaurid
 Ornithischia - Nodosauridae
Struthiosaurus sp. Bunzel 1870 ornithischian
 Neornithischia - Rhabdodontidae
Rhabdodon sp. Matheron 1869 rhabdodontid
 Loricata - Allodaposuchidae
Musturzabalsuchus buffetauti Buscalioni et al. 1997 crocodilian
 Loricata -
Ischyrochampsa sp. Vasse 1995 crocodilian
 Squamata - Madtsoiidae
"Madtsoia laurasiae" = Menarana laurasiae
"Madtsoia laurasiae" = Menarana laurasiae Rage 1996 snake