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east of Simoes, Araripe Basin (Cretaceous of Brazil)

Also known as Chapada do Araripe

Where: Piaui, Brazil (7.6° S, 40.7° W: paleocoordinates 12.6° S, 12.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Exu Formation (Araripe Group), Albian (112.6 - 99.7 Ma)

• mid Albian age suggested on the basis of palynomorphs; however, could be somewhat younger

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 2005

• SMNK: Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkunde Karlsruhe

Primary reference: D. M. Martill. 2008. First pterosaur remains from the Exu Formation (Cretaceous) of the Araripe Basin, Brazil. Zitteliana B 28:243-248 [R. Butler/R. Butler] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 89973: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 22.06.2009

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