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Buriti Farm (palaeosol 2) (Cretaceous to of Brazil)

Also known as General Salgado; Fazenda Buriti Paleontological Site

Where: São Paulo, Brazil (20.6° S, 50.5° W: paleocoordinates 24.7° S, 33.5° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Adamantina Formation (Bauru Group), Late/Upper Campanian to Late/Upper Campanian (84.9 - 66.0 Ma)

• Whereas a Turonian–Santonian age for the Adamantina Formation, based on ostracods and charophytes, has been proposed (Dias-Brito et al. 2001), other authors have argued for a Campanian–Maastrichtian age, based on vertebrate fossils and an alternative interpretation of the ostracod fauna (e.g. Gobbo-Rodrigues et al. 1999; Fernandes and Coimbra 2000). Most recently, stratigraphic work on the Bauru Basin has argued for a late Campanian–early Maastrichtian age for this stratigraphic unit (Batezelli 2017).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: alluvial fan; fine-grained, red sandstone

• formation's general environment is "alluvial plains, braided rivers and small temporary ponds" and the sandstone unit was "deposited through sudden floods on alluvial plains during a dry and hot season"
• "fine reddish sandstone"

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Museu de Paleontologia de Monte Alto collection

•specimen was "excavated"

Primary reference: I. S. Carvalho, A. C. A. Campos, and P. H. Nobre. 2005. Baurusuchus salgadoensis, a new crocodylomorpha from the Bauru Basin (Cretaceous), Brazil. Gondwana Research 8(1):11-30 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 92678: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 23.11.2009, edited by Philip Mannion

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