13 May 2017

A Barremian landscape with dinosaurs wandering around

We recently conducted a research which describes a Barremian alluvial-lacustrine system and the dinosaur fossil record coming from the Ladruñán anticline, within the Maestrazgo Basin. The dinosaur record of the Mirambel Formation in the Ladruñán anticline comprises ornithopods, theropods and sauropods and consists of track-, bone- and eggshell-bearing fossil sites. A total of 31 vertebrate fossil sites and tracksites have been recognized within this unit in the Ladruñán area (Teruel province, Spain). Detailed stratigraphic, sedimentological and micropalaeontological analyses have also been performed in the unit.

Reference:
Gasca, J.M., Moreno-Azanza, M., Bádenas, B., Díaz-Martínez, I., Castanera, D., Canudo, J.I., Aurell, M. 2017. Integrated overview of the vertebrate fossil record of the Ladruñán anticline (Spain): Evidence of a Barremian alluvial-lacustrine system in NE Iberia frequented by dinosaurs. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 472, 192-202. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.01.050

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