Cerro Bayo Mesa, NF2 (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. 7 m above NF1; originally called "Cerro Lisando Formation", Rio Limay Subgroup

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; paleosol/pedogenic mudstone

• "poorly developed paleosol"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Saldivia in 1993

Collection methods: mechanical,

• MNI = 4

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 49098: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 08.04.2005, edited by Jonathan Tennant

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines -
Testudines indet.2 Batsch 1788 turtle
 Saurischia - Abelisauridae
Abelisauridae indet.2 Bonaparte and Novas 1985 ceratosaur
 Neornithischia -
Anabisetia saldiviai n. gen. n. sp.1
Anabisetia saldiviai n. gen. n. sp.1 Coria and Calvo 2002 bird foot dinosaur
 Loricata -