Presidente Prudente Formation

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Presidente Prudente Formation
Stratigraphic range: Late Campanian-Early Maastrichtian
TypeGeological formation
Unit ofBauru Group
OverliesAdamantina Formation
Lithology
PrimarySandstone
Location
Coordinates22°06′S 51°24′W / 22.1°S 51.4°W / -22.1; -51.4Coordinates: 22°06′S 51°24′W / 22.1°S 51.4°W / -22.1; -51.4
Approximate paleocoordinates26°12′S 34°36′W / 26.2°S 34.6°W / -26.2; -34.6
Region São Paulo
Country Brazil
ExtentParaná Basin
Presidente Prudente Formation is located in Brazil
Presidente Prudente Formation
Presidente Prudente Formation (Brazil)

The Presidente Prudente Formation is a geological formation of the Bauru Group in the Paraná Basin, located in Brazil whose strata date back to the Late Campanian to Early Maastrichtian.

Paleofauna[edit]

Crocodyliformes[edit]

Crocodyliformes reported from the Presidente Prudente Formation
Genus Species Material Notes Images
Pepesuchus[1] P. deiseae "a nearly complete skeleton and skull" a member of itasuchidae
Roxochampsa[2] R. paulistanus a member of itasuchidae, previously known as "Goniopholis" paulistanus

Turtles[edit]

Turtles reported from the Presidente Prudente Formation
Genus Species Material Notes Images
Bauruemys[3] B. elegans Skulls a podocnemidid side-necked turtle
Roxochelys[4] R. wanderleyi A podocnemidid side-necked turtle

Dinosaurs[edit]

Dinosaurs reported from the Presidente Prudente Formation
Genus Species Material Notes Images
Austroposeidon[5] A. magnificus "cervical, dorsal, and sacral vertebrae, along with a cervical rib and one complete dorsal vertebra" A titanosaurian sauropod

References[edit]

  1. ^ Campos, Diogenes A.; Oliveira, Gustavo R.; Figueiredo, Rodrigo G.; Riff, Douglas; Azevedo, Sergio A.K.; Carvalho, Luciana B.; Kellner, Alexander W.A. (2011). "On a new peirosaurid crocodyliform from the Upper Cretaceous, Bauru Group, southeastern Brazil" (PDF). Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências. 83: 317–327. doi:10.1590/S0001-37652011000100020.
  2. ^ André E. Piacentini Pinheiro; Paulo Victor Luiz Gomes da Costa Pereira; Rafael G. de Souza; Arthur S. Brum; Ricardo T. Lopes; Alessandra S. Machado; Lílian P. Bergqvist; Felipe M. Simbras (2018). "Reassessment of the enigmatic crocodyliform "Goniopholis" paulistanus Roxo, 1936: Historical approach, systematic, and description by new materials". PLoS ONE. 13 (8): e0199984. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0199984. PMC 6070184. PMID 30067779.
  3. ^ Morphometric analysis of the Upper Cretaceous brazilian side-necked turtle Bauruemys elegans (Suárez, 1969)(Pleurodira, Podocnemididae). PSR Romano, SAK Azevedo - Arquivos do Museu Nacional, 2007
  4. ^ P. S. R. Romano, G. R. Oliveira, S. A. K. Azevedo, A. W. A. Kellner, and D. Almeida Campos. 2013. New Information about Pelomedusoides (Testudines: Pleurodira) from the Cretaceous of Brazil. In D. B. Brinkman, P. A. Holroyd, J. Gardner (eds.), Morphology and Evolution of Turtles 261-275 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd]
  5. ^ Bandeira, K.L.N.; Medeiros Simbras, F.; Batista Machado, E.; de Almeida Campos, D.; Oliveira, G.R.; Kellner, A.W.A. (2016). "A New Giant Titanosauria (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) from the Late Cretaceous Bauru Group, Brazil". PLoS ONE. 11 (10): e0163373. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0163373 PMC 5051738 Freely accessible. PMID 27706250