Pendencia Formation, Potiguar Basin (Cretaceous to of Brazil)

Where: Brazil (5.8° S, 37.4° W: paleocoordinates 3.5° S, 4.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Pendencia Formation, Berriasian to Berriasian (145.0 - 129.4 Ma)

• probably Berriasian-Valanginian (local stage Rio da Serra)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; gray shale

• the fauna comes from a dark grey shale, a rock unit of non-marine origin

Size class: microfossils

Primary reference: C. C. Lana and I. S. Carvalho. 2002. Cretaceous conchostracans from Potiguar Basin (northeas Brazin): relationships with West African conchostracan faunas and palaeoecological inferences. Cretaceous Research 23:351-362 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38885: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 12.05.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Diplostraca - Cyzicidae
Cyzicus mawsoni clam shrimp
 Pinales - Araucariaceae
Araucariacites sp. Cookson and Couper 1953
 Pinales - Cheirolepidiaceae
Classopollis sp. Pflug 1953
 Cupressales - Pinidae