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Mina Esquirol-2 (Cretaceous of Spain)

Also known as Fumanya North

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"; "Grès à Reptiles" Member.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal; burrowed, bioturbated, medium-grained, coarse packstone 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". Mina Esquirol 2 is a "medium-coarse limestone (grainstone-packstone texture)"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by Viladritch in 2008–2012

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: B. Vila, O. Oms, J. Marmi and A. Galobart. 2008. Tracking Fumanya footprints (Maastrichtian, Pyrenees): historical and ichnological overview. Oryctos 8:115-130 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 87103: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 04.03.2009

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