Orcau 2 (Cretaceous of Spain)

Where: Cataluña, Spain (42.2° N, 1.0° E: paleocoordinates 32.1° N, 2.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: La Posa Formation (Tremp Group), Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• "c. 30 m above the contact of the Tremp Formation with the underlying Aren Sandstone"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal; green marl

• "a greenish marly bed rich in bivalve moulds, which lies just above a conspicuous level comprising rudist shells of Praeradiolites bucheroni in life position"

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: J. Kriwet, R. Soler-Gijón, and N. López-Martínez. 2007. Neoselachians from the upper Campanian and lower Maatrichtian (Upper Cretaceous) of the southern Pyrenees, northern Spain. Palaeontology 50(5):1051-1071 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 76212: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 16.11.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
  -
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
molds
Chondrichthyes
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
Paratrygonorrhina amblysoda n. gen. n. sp. Kriwet et al. 2007 guitarfish
ORC2-P-003, 004, 005
 Myliobatiformes -
Coupatezia sp. Cappetta 1982 stingray
ORC2-P-009
? Coupatezia sp. Cappetta 1982 stingray
ORC2-P-010
Coupatezia trempina n. sp. Kriwet et al. 2007 stingray
ORC2-P-006, 007, 008
 Galeomorphi -
Lamniformes indet. Berg 1958 mackerel shark
ORC2-P-002
 Orectolobiformes - Hemiscylliidae
Hemiscyllium sp. Smith 1837 carpet shark
ORC2-P-001