Quebrada La Escalera, Rio Tonco (Cretaceous of Argentina)

Also known as Dolichochampsa minima type locality

Where: Salta, Argentina (25.4° S, 66.0° W: paleocoordinates 27.9° S, 52.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Yacoraite Formation (Salta Group), Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• Upper part of formation, Balbuena Subgroup; lower part of the Los Berthos Complex

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; red, muddy sandstone

• Muddy sandstones of reddish colour

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the MLP

Primary reference: Z. B. d. Gasparini and E. Buffetaut. 1980. Dolichochampsa minima, n. g. n. sp., a representative of a new family of eusuchian crocodiles from the Late Cretaceous of northern Argentina. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Monatshefte 1980(5):257-271 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 114766: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 24.08.2011

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Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Clupeiformes -
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Reptilia
 Loricata - Dolichochampsidae
Dolichochampsa minima n. gen. n. sp.
Dolichochampsa minima n. gen. n. sp. Gasparini and Buffetaut 1980 crocodilian
MLP 73-II-28-16 - type (left dentary); hypodigm: MLP 73-II-28-1-20