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Passagem das Pedras (SOPP) (Cretaceous to of Brazil)

Also known as Fazenda Ilha Farm, Passagem do Pedra, Leonardi locality 63

Where: Paraíba, Brazil (6.8° S, 38.2° W: paleocoordinates 4.5° S, 5.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Sousa Formation (Rio do Peixe Group), Berriasian to Berriasian (145.5 - 130.0 Ma)

• 10 levels

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: alluvial fan; black, gray, green siltstone and sandstone

• alluvial fan in a lacustrine environment; hot, semi-arid climate. Temporary lakes.
• "alternate dark gray or gray-green to black siltstone, with mud cracks, ripple marks, and mudstone and reddish shales."

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by Moraes, Price, Campos, Leonardi in 1924, 1969, 1975-

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: F. v. Huene. 1930. Terrestrische Oberkreide im zentralen Südamerika [Terrestrial Upper Cretaceous in central South America]. Centralblatt für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie, Abteilung B: Geologie und Paläontologie 1930(5):177-181 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 56463: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 18.11.2005

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