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Agudo, Sacisaurus site (Triassic of Brazil)

Where: Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (29.6° S, 53.2° W: paleocoordinates 37.1° S, 15.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Ictidosauria other zone, Caturrita Formation (Rosario do Sul Group), Norian (221.5 - 205.6 Ma)

• upper layers of the Santa Maria 2 Sequence of the Santa Maria Supersequence, corresponding lithostratigraphically to the Caturrita Formation. Ictidosauria or Mammaliamorpha Assemblage Zone (= Jachaleria Interval)

•Caturrita was originally considered Carnian-Norian in age; however, recent recalibration of the Triassic timescale suggests a Norian age (e.g. Langer et al. 2010; Brusatte et al. 2010. Earth-Science Reviews 101:68-100)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; fine-grained, pebbly, intraclastic, argillaceous sandstone

• "fine grained bioclastic sandstones full of mudstone pebbles"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: M. C. Langer and J. Ferigolo. 2005. The first ornithischian body-fossils in Brazil: Late Triassic (Caturrita Formation) of Rio Grande do Sul. In A. W. A. Kellner, D. D. R. Henriques, and T. Rodrigues (eds.), II Congresso Latino-Americano de Paleontologia de Vertebrados, Boletim de Resumos. Museum Nacional/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro 146-147 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 55442: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 24.10.2005, edited by Richard Butler

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