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Quintanilla del Coco (Cretaceous of Spain)

Where: Castilla y Leon, Spain (42.0° N, 3.5° W: paleocoordinates 34.2° N, 3.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Calizas de Lychnus Formation, Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• from basal part of formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - small; carbonaceous lime mudstone

• "shallow lacustrine"
• "micrites and biomicrites", coal-bearing

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by Pol in 1987-1988

Collection methods: bulk, surface (float), sieve,

• discovered during geological/paleogeographic study of region

Primary reference: C. Pol, A. D. Buscalioni, J. Carballeira, V. Francés, N. López Martínez, B. Marandat, J. J. Moratalla, J. L. Sanz, B. Sigé and J. Villatte. 1992. Reptiles and mammals from the Late Cretaceous new locality Quintanilla del Coco (Burgos Province, Spain). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen 184(3):279-314 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 61321: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 05.06.2006, edited by Philip Mannion

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