L'Abeller, Unit 3 (upper) (Cretaceous of Spain)

Where: Cataluña, Spain (42.2° N, 0.9° E: paleocoordinates 32.1° N, 2.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• belongs to Aren-2 sequence, unit 3 above Aren Sandstone Fm.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: delta front; medium-grained sandstone

• "Upper sandstone body: medium-grained massive sandstones rich in fragments of eggshell showing large-scale cross-stratification...The body of sandstone shows a lobate form and pinches out onto the paleosol on top of the lower body of sandstone"

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: A. Prieto-Márquez, R. Gaete, A. Galobart and L. Ardèvol. 2001. A Richardoestesia-like theropod tooth from the Late Cretaceous foredeep, south-central Pyrenees, Spain. Eclogae Geologicae Helveticae 93:497-501 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/K. Maguire]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38677: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 28.04.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Saurischia - Titanosauridae
"Megaloolithus pseudomamillare" = Megaloolithus baghensis
"Megaloolithus pseudomamillare" = Megaloolithus baghensis Khosla and Sahni 1995 titanosaurid
at least two nests with 5 eggs
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
cf. Richardoestesia sp. Currie et al. 1990 coelurosaur
"Richardoestesia-like" (ref 17647)