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Gypsum mine, ca. 2 km NE Santana do Cariri (Cretaceous of Brazil)

Also known as Araripemys barretoi type locality

Where: Ceará, Brazil (7.2° S, 39.7° W: paleocoordinates 12.2° S, 11.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Romualdo Member (Santana Formation), Albian (112.6 - 99.7 Ma)

• The Romualdo Member of the Santana Formation lies between the Crato Member of the Santana Formation (below) and the Exu Formation, which overlies the Santana Formation. Both of the latter horizons are most likely Albian in age. This suggests an Albian age (early Cretaceous, ± 110 mya) for the Romualdo Member of the Santana Formation and for Araripemys (Maisey, 1990, 1991).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Divisao de Geologia e Mineralogia, Departamento Nacional de Producao Mineral, Rio de Janeiro, DGM-DNPM collection

Primary reference: P. A. Meylan. 1996. Skeletal morphology and relationships of the Early Cretaceous side-necked turtle, Araripemys barretoi (Testudines: Pelomedusoides: Araripemydidae), from the Santana Formation of Brazil. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 16(1):20-33 [R. Benson/R. Benson] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 128565: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 11.06.2012

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