Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Crato, Tatajuba farm, Araripe Basin (Cretaceous of Brazil)

Where: Ceará, Brazil (7.1° S, 39.7° W: paleocoordinates 8.6° S, 8.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Nova Olinda Member (Crato Formation), Late/Upper Aptian (122.5 - 112.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; gray, blue limestone

• Parallel, millimetrically laminated limestone. Blue/grey when fresh quickly weathering to hues of buffs, pink & white. This member reaches a maximum of 13-14 m in thickness at Tatajuba. Upper 1.5 m are not laminated.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression

Collection methods: quarrying

Primary reference: R. G. Martins-Neto. 2003. Systematics of the Caelifera (Insecta, Orthopteroidea) from the Santana Formation, Araripe Basin (Lower Cretaceous, northeast Brazil), with a description of new genera and species. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 46(Suppl):205-228 [M. Clapham/J. Karr/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 105330: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 19.02.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)