Cochirleni Quarry, Dobrogea (Cretaceous of Romania)

Also known as Cernavoda

Where: Constanta, Romania (44.3° N, 28.1° E: paleocoordinates 36.4° N, 34.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cochirleni Formation, Valanginian (139.8 - 132.9 Ma)

• originally assigned to Barremian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; white, yellow lime mudstone

• "yellow-white marls" - actually marine limestones

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Collected by de Tomas in 1912–1913

Primary reference: J. Simionescu. 1913. Megalosaurus aus der Unterkreide der Dobrogea (Rumänien) [Megalosaurus from the Lower Cretaceous of Dobrogea (Romania)]. Centralblatt für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie 1913(20):686-687 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 90900: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 24.08.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Coelodus sp. Haeckel
jaw fragment, UAIC 86
Reptilia
 Avetheropoda - Carcharodontosauridae
Carcharodontosaurinae indet. Brusatte and Sereno 2007 allosauroid
tooth, UAIC (SCM1) 615
Prymnesiophyceae
 Watznaueriales - Watznaueriaceae