Montral-Alcover Basin (Triassic of Spain)

Where: Tarragona, Spain (41.3° N, 1.1° E: paleocoordinates 5.0° N, 14.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Member (Muschelkalk Formation), Ladinian (242.0 - 237.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithified, dolomitic lime mudstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, soft parts

Primary reference: L. Via Boada, J. F. Villalta, and M. Esteban Cerda. 1977. Paleontologia y paleoecolgia de los yacimientos fosiliferos del Muschelkalk superior entre Alcover y Mont-Ral (Montañas de Prades, Provincia de Tarragona). Cuadernos Geología Ibérica 4:247-256 [L. Villier/L. Villier/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 109710: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 24.05.2011, edited by Bethany Allen and Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Penaeidae
Antrimpos sp. Munster 1839 decapod
 Decapoda - Aegeridae
Aeger sp. Munster 1839 decapod
 Decapoda - Pemphicidae
Pemphix malladai Via 1971 decapod
 Decapoda - Clytiopsidae
Clytiopsis sp. Bill 1914 decapod
 Decapoda -
Xiphosura
 Xiphosurida -
 Xiphosurida - Limulidae
Tarracolimulus rieki Romero and Vía Boada 1977
Rhynchonellata
 Rhynchonellida - Rhynchonellidae
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Entoliidae
Entolium discites Schlotheim 1820 scallop
 Pectinida - Prospondylidae
 Ostreida - Bakevelliidae
Hoernesia cf. socialis Schlotheim 1823 oyster
 Ostreida - Halobiidae
Daonella lommeli Wissmann 1841 oyster
Cephalopoda
 Ceratitida - Trachyceratidae
 Ceratitida - Hungaritidae
"Hungarites pradoi" = Iberites pradoi
"Hungarites pradoi" = Iberites pradoi Mojsisovics 1882 ceratite
Actinopteri
 Luganoiiformes - Luganoiidae
Luganoia sp. Brough 1939
 Saurichthyiformes - Saurichthyidae
 Perleidiformes - Colobodontidae
Colobodus sp., "Perleidus giganteus" = Colobodus giganteus
Colobodus sp. Agassiz 1843
"Perleidus giganteus" = Colobodus giganteus Beltan 1972
 Perleidiformes - Perleididae
Meidiichthys sp. Brough 1931
Cleithrolepis sp. Egerton 1864
 Ptycholepiformes - Ptycholepididae
Boreosomus sp., "Perleidus viai" = Ptycholepis viai
Boreosomus sp. Stensiö 1921
"Perleidus viai" = Ptycholepis viai Beltan 1972
 Amiiformes - Caturidae
Caturus sp. Agassiz 1843 bowfin
 Semionotiformes - Macrosemiidae
Eosemionotus sp. Stolley 1919
 Semionotiformes - Semionotidae
Semionotus cf. ovatus Redfield 1841
"Semionotus cf. agassizi" = Palaeoniscus agassizii Redfield 1841
 Parasemionotiformes - Parasemionotidae
Parasemionotus sp. Piveteau 1929
 Peltopleuriformes - Peltopleuridae
Coelacanthimorpha
 Coelacanthiformes - Coelacanthidae
Alcoveria sp. Beltan 1972 coelacanth
Reptilia
 Eosuchia -
Cosesaurus aviceps Ellenberger and Villalta 1974 archosauromorph
 Diapsida -
Thalattosauria indet. Merriam 1905 diapsid
M-508, tail fragment
 Sauropterygia -
Cyamodontoidea indet. Nopcsa 1923 placodont
Likely Psephoderma or Psephosaurus, private collection
Pistosauria indet. Baur 1890 diapsid
Private collection
 Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae
Lariosaurus balsami Curioni 1841 diapsid
Nothosaurus sp. Münster 1834 diapsid
Nothosaurus cymatosauroides n. sp. Sanz 1983 diapsid
M-503 and M-504, skull part and counterpart
"Lariosaurus calcagnii" = Ceresiosaurus calcagnii Peyer 1931 diapsid
AM 024, Centre d'Historia Natural de la Conca de Barbera
Holothuroidea
 Elasipodida -
Oneirophantites tarraconensis Cherbonnier 1976 sea cucumber
 Aspidochirotida -
Bathysynactites viai Cherbonnier 1976 sea cucumber
Crinoidea
 Holocrinida -
Holocrinus sp. Wachsmuth and Springer 1886 Sea lily
Scyphozoa
 Rhizostomatida -
 Semaeostomatida -
Semaeostomatida indet. Agassiz 1862 jellyfish
Pinopsida
 Pinales - Podocarpaceae
Podozamites sp. Braun 1843
Equisetopsida
 Equisetales - Equisetaceae
Equisetites sp. Sternberg 1833