Cerro Bayo Mesa, NF1 (Cretaceous to of Argentina)

Where: Neuquén, Argentina (39.1° S, 69.2° W: paleocoordinates 45.8° S, 47.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cerro Lisandro Formation (Neuquén Group), Middle Turonian to Middle Turonian (93.5 - 89.3 Ma)

• originally "doubtfully assigned" to the upper levels of the "Huincul member", now formation; originally called "Cerro Lisando Formation"; Rio Limay Subgroup

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "channel"; red, silty siltstone

• "muddy channel deposits...linked to the deepest area of a point-bar system."
• "a massive, reddish siltstone"; silty

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Saldivia in 1993

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: R. A. Coria, G. Cladero, and L. Salgado. 1996. Una neuva localidad fosilífera en la Formación Río Limay?, Cretácico Superior, Cerro Bayo Mesa, Provincia de Neuquén [A new fossiliferous locality in the Río Limay? Formation, Upper Cretaceous, Cerro Bayo Mesa, Neuquén Province]. Ameghiniana 33(4):463 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 49097: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 08.04.2005, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteidae indet. Cuvier 1825 gar
Osteichthyes
 Dipnomorpha -
Dipnoi indet. lungfish
Reptilia
 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines Batsch 1788 turtle
 Saurischia -
Abelisauroidea indet.3 Bonaparte 1991 ceratosaur
 Neornithischia -
Anabisetia saldiviai2 Coria and Calvo 2002 bird foot dinosaur
 Loricata - Peirosauridae
Bayomesasuchus hernandezi n. gen. n. sp.1
Bayomesasuchus hernandezi n. gen. n. sp.1 Barrios et al. 2016 crocodilian