La Solana, Carlet (Cretaceous of Spain)

Where: Valencia, Spain (39.2° N, 0.5° W: paleocoordinates 31.4° N, 1.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; fine-grained sandstone and silty marl

• "continental beds arranged in a sequence of fine-grained sandstones, silty marls and dark clays."

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Collected by E. Roca in 1980s, 1995-1996

Primary reference: M. L. Casanovas Cladellas. 1992. Novedades en el registro fósil de dinosaurios del levante español [Developments in the fossil record of dinosaurs from the Spanish Levant]. Zubía 10:139-151 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 47035: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 01.02.2005, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Ostracoda
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Ostracoda indet.1 Latreille 1802 ostracod
Bivalvia
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Bivalvia indet.1 Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda
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Gastropoda indet.1 Cuvier 1797 snail
Gnathostomata
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Osteichthyes indet.1 bony fish
"fish scales"
Actinopteri
 Elopiformes - Phyllodontidae
Phyllodontidae indet.4 Sauvage 1875
 Osteoglossiformes - Osteoglossidae
Osteoglossidae indet.4 Bonaparte 1832 arowana
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Pycnodontidae indet.4 Agassiz 1835
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae
Albanerpetontidae indet.4 Fox and Naylor 1982 tetrapod
 Salientia -
Anura indet.4 Fischer von Waldheim 1813 frog
MGUPV-0014-0019
 Salientia - Palaeobatrachidae
Palaeobatrachidae indet.4 Cope 1865 frog
MGUPV-0009, 0012, 0013
 Salientia - Discoglossidae
Discoglossinae indet.4 Günther 1859 painted frog
MGUPV-0010 and 0011
 Caudata - Urodela
Salamandridae indet.4 Gray 1825 newt
MGUPV-0020
Reptilia
 Testudinata - Helochelydridae
Solemys sp.4 de Lapparent de Broin and Murelaga 1996 turtle
 Neornithischia -
Hadrosauroidea indet.3 Huene 1954 bird foot dinosaur
MGUV 2190, 2200-2204, 2210, 2232, 2233; MPV 181, 182, 184, 186; IPS 13092
 Pterosauria - Azhdarchidae
Azhdarchidae indet.2 Nessov 1984 pterosaur
MGUV 2194, 2195, 2239, 2271, 3207, 3209, 3210, MPV TT48, TT49, fragmentary cervical vertebrae and limb bones
 Loricata -
Eusuchia indet.4 crocodilian
Charophyceae
 Charales - Feistiellaceae
Amblyochara sp.4 Grambast 1962
 Charales - Characeae
unclassified
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Plantae indet.1 Haeckel 1866
"carbonaceous plant remains" and "plant microfossils"