Salitral Moreno (Cretaceous to of Argentina)

Where: Río Negro, Argentina (39.3° S, 67.5° W: paleocoordinates 42.1° S, 53.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Member (Allen Formation), Late/Upper Campanian to Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 66.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; medium-grained, coarse, gray, green, yellow sandstone and conglomeratic sandstone

• "Medium to coarse yellowish and greenish-grey fluvial sandstones, poorly sorted. One of the sites is a conglomeratic sandstone in which the conglomerate clasts are fossil bones."

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by J. Powell in 1983–1989

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• many of the "indet." taxa are identified in Powell 1986, a thesis.

Primary reference: J. E. Powell. 1987. Hallazgo de un dinosaurio hadrosaurido (Ornithischia, Ornithopoda) en la Formación Allen (Cretácico Superior) de Salitral Moreno, Provincia de Río Negro, Argentina [Discovery of a hadrosaurid dinosaur (Ornithischia, Ornithopoda) in the Allen Formation (Upper Cretaceous) of Salitral Moreno, Río Negro Province, Argentina]. Decimo Congreso Geológico Argentino, San Miguel de Tucumán. Asociación Geológica Argentina y Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Actas 3:149-152 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 32370: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 26.06.2003, edited by Philip Mannion, John Alroy, Roger Benson and Evangelos Vlachos

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Taxonomic list

Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Testudinata -
Testudinata indet.10 Oppel 1811 turtle
 Saurischia - Faveoloolithidae
Faveoloolithidae indet.5 Zhao and Ding 1976 sauropod
eggs, eggshells
 Saurischia -
Titanosauria "sp. 2"4 Bonaparte and Coria 1993 sauropod
3 caudal vertebrae, MPCA-Pv 88/B, MPCA-Pv 88/C, & MPCA-Pv 88/D; R humerus, MPCA-Pv 88/A
Titanosauria "sp. 3"4 Bonaparte and Coria 1993 sauropod
3 distal caudal vertebrae, MPCA-Pv 52, MPCA-Pv 53, MPCA-Pv 55
Titanosauria "sp. 4"4 Bonaparte and Coria 1993 sauropod
6 caudal vertebrae, MPCA-Pv 861 to 866
Titanosauria "sp. 1"4 Bonaparte and Coria 1993 sauropod
2 mid-caudal vertebrae, MPCA-Pv 866 and MPCA−Pv 867; right humerus, MPCA−Pv 33; right tibia, MPCA−Pv 33/1; right femur, MPCA−Pv 33/2. (4 different taxa)
Aeolosaurus sp.9 Powell 1987 sauropod
MPCA-Pv 27174, 3 anterior caudal vertebrae; MPCA-Pv 27175, L ulna; MPCA-Pv 27180, L ulna; L humerus (MPCA−Pv 27176), L femur (MPCA−Pv 27177), metatarsal I (MPCA−Pv 27178), & haemal arch (MPCA-Pv 27179); partial sacrum, MPCA-Pv 27174 (at least 3 individuals)
 Saurischia - Saltasauridae
cf. Rocasaurus sp.8 Salgado and Azpilicueta 2000 saltasaurine
Rocasaurus muniozi n. gen. n. sp.8 Salgado and Azpilicueta 2000 saltasaurine
1 cervical centrum, MPCA-Pv 46/1; 1 cervical neural arch, MPCA-Pv 46/2; 2 dorsal centra, MPCA-Pv 46/7 & MPCA-Pv 46/8; & 4 neural arches, MPCA-Pv 46/3, MPCA-Pv 46/4, MPCA-Pv 46/5, & MPCA-Pv 46/6; 1 mid-caudal vertebra, MPCA-Pv 46/9; 1 posterior caudal vertebra, MPCA-Pv 46/10; both ischia, MPCA-Pv 46/11 (L) and MPCA-Pv 46/14 (R); L pubis, MPCA−Pv 46/15; left ilium, MPCA-Pv 46/12 & fragment of R, MPCA-Pv 46/13; L femur, MPCA-Pv 46/16 (holotype)
 Saurischia -
? Tetanurae indet.1 Gauthier 1986 tetanuran
MPCA-PV 80, 81, 83, 84, 86, teeth
 Charadriiformes -
Charadriiformes "indet. 2"6 Huxley 1867 shorebird
tibia; PVL 4730
 Ornithurae -
Limenavis patagonica n. gen. n. sp.2
Limenavis patagonica n. gen. n. sp.2 Clarke and Chiappe 2001 bird
PVL 4731; collected "in the mid-1980s"
 Ornithischia - Nodosauridae
Nodosauridae indet.8 Marsh 1890 ornithischian
MPCA SM-1 and osteoderms
 Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae
Bonapartesaurus rionegrensis n. gen. n. sp.3 Cruzado-Caballero and Powell 2017 hadrosaurine
Willinakaqe salitralensis n. gen. n. sp.7 Juárez Valieri et al. 2010 hadrosaurid
MC uncatalogued partial skeleton
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866
"trunks and fruits"