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Mina Esquirol-1 (Cretaceous of Spain)

Also known as Fumanya

Where: Cataluña, Spain (42.2° N, 1.8° E: paleocoordinates 34.1° N, 1.5° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Grey Garumnian Formation (Tremp Group), Early/Lower Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• bottom of Tremp Fm., on top of Limestones (Bona Fm.), "Garumnian"; 4 track-bearing layers (12, 19, 22, 25 m); "Grès à Reptiles" Member. 2 track-bearing beds.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: delta plain; yellow sandstone and calcareous marl

• "brackish paleoenvironment"; also described as a "detritic limestone"; tracks on "an extensive transitional mudflat under a subtropical humid climate"
• "silty detrital limestone", the "concrete level" with tracks is described as a "pale sandstone", infilled with "very finely laminated carbonate marls" (also described as "marly limestone" unit).

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected in 2002–2005

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: J. Le Loeuff and A. Martínex-Rius. 1997. A titanosaurid megatracksite from the Maastrichtian of Catalonia (Spain). First European Workshop on Vertebrate Paleontology (Geological Museum, Copenhagen University), Geological Society of Denmark, Online Series 1:1-2 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 58521: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 10.02.2006, edited by Matthew Carrano

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