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Chapada do Araripe, Romualdo Member (general) (Cretaceous of Brazil)

Also known as Araripe Plateau

Where: Ceará, Brazil (7.2° S, 39.3° W: paleocoordinates 10.9° S, 9.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Romualdo Member (Santana Formation), Early/Lower Albian (112.6 - 109.0 Ma)

• In recent stratigraphic schemes (e.g. Martill 2007) the Santana Formation and the "Romualdo Member" are essentially synonyms

•Santana Formation suggested to be early Albian in age by Heimhofer & Hochuli (2010) on the basis of palynomorphs

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; concretionary, calcareous shale

• Limestone concretions in black shales

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: concretion, soft parts

Reposited in the AMNH, BSP, SMNS

Collection methods: quarrying, chemical

Primary reference: L. I. Price. 1971. A presença de Pterosauria no Cretáceo Inferior da Chapada do Araripe, Brasil. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 43:451-461 [R. Butler/R. Butler] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 92290: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 05.11.2009, edited by Roger Benson, Philip Mannion, Mark Bell, Matthew Carrano and Jonathan Tennant

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