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Arsis-1, Peñarroya de Tastavins (Cretaceous of Spain)

Also known as Ars1, Masia de Arsis

Where: Aragón, Spain (40.7° N, 0.1° E: paleocoordinates 30.1° N, 10.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Xert Formation, Early/Lower Aptian (125.5 - 122.5 Ma)

• "Formación Margas y Calizas de Xert"; base of formation, also "Margas de Cervera"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; bioturbated, ferruginous claystone

• "The lithology at Arsis 1 is indicative of a transgressive episode, marked by the transition from marsh facies, with little marine influence, to marine platform facies evidenced by abundant marine invertebrates."
• "lutite"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by A. Ortiz & P. Ortiz in 1994-1999

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• discovered by local amateurs Andrés and Pedro Ortiz

Primary reference: G. Cuenca-Bescós, O. Amo, J. L. Barco, J. I. Canudo, R. Royo-Torres and J. I. Ruiz-Omeñaca. 1999. Dinosaurios de Aragón [Dinosaurs of Aragon]. Zubía 17:235-257 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 58204: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 27.01.2006, edited by Matthew Carrano

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