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Barbalha (Cretaceous of Brazil)

Also known as Crato

Where: Ceará, Brazil (7.3° S, 39.3° W: paleocoordinates 8.7° S, 7.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Crato Formation (Araripe Group), Late/Upper Aptian (122.5 - 112.6 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified limestone

• either an "extensive lake" or "a thermally stratified lagoon" in "a small intracratonic basin"
• "laminated limestones interbedded between fine-to-medium– grained siliciclastics"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression, soft parts

Collection methods: salvage, quarrying,

• Museum of Paleontology at Santana do Cariri collection

•most of the specimens were collected by "local workers" at mines

Primary reference: A. M. Baez, G. J. B. Moura, and R. O. Gómez. 2009. Anurans from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of northeastern Brazil: implications for the early divergence of neobatrachians. Cretaceous Research 30(4):829-846 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 92097: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 29.10.2009

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