Laguna Colorada Formation

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Laguna Colorada Formation
Stratigraphic range: Late Triassic, 203 Ma
Type Geological formation
Region Santa Cruz Province
Country  Argentina

The Laguna Colorada Formation is a geological formation in South America. It dates back to the Late Triassic.[1]

Vertebrate fauna[edit]

Dinosaur tracks geographically located in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.[1]

Dinosaurs reported from the Laguna Colorada Formation
Genus Species Location Stratigraphic position Material Notes Images

cf. Heterodontosaurus sp.[1]

Geographically located in Santa Cruz Province.[1]


M. patagonicus[1]

Geographically located in Santa Cruz Province.[1]

"More than [ten] fragmentary to complete skeletons, [four] skulls, juvenile to adult."[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Weishampel, David B; et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution (Late Triassic, South America)." In: Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 527–528. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.
  2. ^ "Table 12.1," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 235.