Quiricó Formation

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Quiricó Formation
Stratigraphic range: Aptian
Sanfranciscana basin stratigraphy.png
Stratigraphic position of the Quiricó Formation in São Francisco Basin
TypeGeological formation
Unit ofAreado Group
UnderliesAbaeté Formation
OverliesTrês Barras Formation
Thickness60–100 m (200–330 ft)
Lithology
PrimarySandstone, claystone
OtherSiltstone, limestone
Location
Coordinates16°42′S 44°24′W / 16.7°S 44.4°W / -16.7; -44.4Coordinates: 16°42′S 44°24′W / 16.7°S 44.4°W / -16.7; -44.4
Approximate paleocoordinates17°30′S 11°54′W / 17.5°S 11.9°W / -17.5; -11.9
Region Minas Gerais
Country Brazil
ExtentSão Francisco Basin
Type section
Named forQuiricó Lake/River
Named byBarbosa
Year defined1965
Quiricó Formation is located in Brazil
Quiricó Formation
Quiricó Formation (Brazil)

The Quiricó Formation is a geological formation in Minas Gerais, Brazil whose strata date back to the Lower Cretaceous (Early Cretaceous).[1] Many occurrences of fossils are reported in the lacustrine deposits of the Quiricó Formation.

Fossil content[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sgarbi, G.N.C. (2000). "The Cretaceous Sanfranciscan Basin, Eastern Plateau of Brazil". Revista Brasileira de Geociências. 30 (3): 450–452. doi:10.25249/0375-7536.2000303450452.
  2. ^ Zaher, H.; Pol, D.; Carvalho, A.B.; Nascimento, P.M.; Riccomini, C.; Larson, P.; Juarez-Valieri, R.; Pires-Domingues, R.; da Silva, N.J.; Campos, D.A. (2011). "A Complete Skull of an Early Cretaceous Sauropod and the Evolution of Advanced Titanosaurians". PLoS ONE. 6 (2): e16663. Bibcode:2011PLoSO...616663Z. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016663. PMC 3034730. PMID 21326881.
  3. ^ Santos, R.S. (1955). "Descrição dos peixes fósseis". Bol. Min. Agr. Div. Geol. Mineral., Rio de Janeiro. 155: 1–211.
  4. ^ Santos, R.S. (1985). "Laeliichthys ancestralis, novo gênero e espécie de Osteoglossiformes do Aptiano da Formação Areado, Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil". Colet. Trab. Paleontol. Ser. Geol. 27: 161–167.