La Cañada, Barranco de Escáiz (Jurassic to of Spain)

Also known as Escaiz, Losilla de Aras, La Carnicera, Los Serranos

Where: Valencia, Spain (38.7° N, 0.8° W: paleocoordinates 29.8° N, 7.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Villar del Arzobispo Formation, Middle Tithonian to Middle Tithonian (150.8 - 140.2 Ma)

• originally described as from the "Wealden" Collado Fm.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: channel lag; lithified, coarse-grained, micaceous sandstone

• point bar deposit
• "micaceous sandstones", "extremely hard"; "The sandstones have large grain sizes...mostly grains of quartz and the matrix is formed by felddspath and kaolin. It locally includes bones, fragments of carbonized plants, and soft clasts of gray clay."

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1989-1995

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: M. L. Casanovas-Cladellas, J. V. Santafé-Llopis, J. Pereda-Suberbiola and C. Santisteban-Bové. 1995. Presencia, por primera vez en España, de dinosaurios estegosaurios (Cretácico Inferior de Aldea de Losilla, Valencia) [Presence, for the first time in Spain, of stegosaurian dinosaurs (Lower Cretaceous of Aldea de Losilla, Valencia)]. Revista Española de Paleontología 10(1):83-89 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39423: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 28.05.2004

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Saurischia -
Losillasaurus giganteus n. gen. n. sp.1
Losillasaurus giganteus n. gen. n. sp.1 Casanovas et al. 2001 sauropod
 Ornithischia -
Thyreophora indet.2 ornithischian