Palaeontological and palaeobiogeographical implications of the new Cenomanian vertebrate site of Algora, Guadalajara, Spain

  1. Torices, A. 23
  2. Barroso-Barcenilla, F. 24
  3. Cambra-Moo, O. 1
  4. Pérez-García, A. 2
  5. Segura, M. 4
  1. 1 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

    Madrid, España


  2. 2 Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Madrid, España

    ROR 02p0gd045

  3. 3 University of Alberta

    University of Alberta

    Edmonton, Canadá


  4. 4 Universidad de Alcalá

    Universidad de Alcalá

    Alcalá de Henares, España


Cretaceous Research

ISSN: 0195-6671

Year of publication: 2012

Volume: 37

Pages: 231-239

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1016/J.CRETRES.2012.04.004 SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84861891777 GOOGLE SCHOLAR

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A new Cenomanian fossil site has been located in Algora, in the Castilian Branch of the Iberian Ranges, central Spain. The outcrop is in the upper part of the Utrillas Formation in sediments that can be interpreted as sandy coastal deposits (bars and channels) with subtidal and intertidal events. The vertebrate fauna associated with this site is composed of mixed remains of fishes, turtles, crocodyliforms and dinosaurs, with Laurasian and Gondwanan affinities. The discovery of this site provides new palaeobiogeographical information and enriches the poorly known vertebrate faunas of the European Cenomanian. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.