Cinco Saltos Site 2 (MUCP), facies 1 (Cretaceous to of Argentina)

Where: Río Negro, Argentina (38.8° S, 68.0° W: paleocoordinates 41.7° S, 53.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Anacleto Formation (Neuquén Group), Early/Lower Campanian to Early/Lower Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• Río Colorado subgroup

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coarse channel fill; medium-grained, coarse, white, conglomeratic mudstone and concretionary, green, red, carbonaceous sandstone

• Facies 1: channel-fill deposits; facies 2: floodplain deposits; both within a meadering river system.
• Bones found in two facies: "1) trough cross stratified sandstones; and 2) red mudstones. Facies 1 is composed of pale yellow to whitish conglomeratic sandstones and sandstones that vary in thickness from 2 to 4 m. The conglomerates grade upward into coarse sandstones. Fine grained, medium bedded, lithic conglomerates and medium to coarse grained lithic sandstones are present. The trough cross bedding is well developed and bet set thicknesses vary from 0.30 to 0.10 m...Facies 2 is composed mainly of thinly bedded red and green mudstones; carbonate nodules are common."

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: L. Salgado, R. A. Coria, and S. E. Heredia. 1996. Nuevos materiales de ornitópodos (Ornithischia) en la Formación Rio Colorado (Cretácico Superior) de la Provincia de Rio Negro [New materials of ornithopods (Ornithischia) in the Rio Colorado Formation (Upper Cretaceous) of Rio Negro province]. Ameghiniana 33(4):471 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 67094: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 07.11.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines Batsch 1788 turtle
 Saurischia - Saltasauridae
Saltasaurinae indet. Powell 1992 saltasaurine
 Neornithischia -
Gasparinisaura cincosaltensis Coria and Salgado 1996 bird foot dinosaur
MCS-1, MCS-2
 Loricata -
 Squamata -
Dinilysia sp. Woodward 1901 snake