Overview of the Late Cretaceous Biota of the western Sao Paulo State, Brazil, Bauru Group

Carlos Roberto A Candeiro, Thomas Rich

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    Abstract

    The Turonian-Maastrichtian beds of the Bauru Group, western S? o Paulo State (Brazil), have yielded a diverse biota. The nine species of mesoecrocodilians are all mesosuchians. There is a single frog, a Neubatrachia. The vertebrates include, four types of fishes, a neobatrachian frog, an anilioid snake, two lizard, six species of podocnemid turtles, nine species of mesosuchian mesoecrocodilians three theropods, two birds, five titanosaurid sauropods, and one mammalian. The invertebrates include one cyclo, one cyclophoroid and eight pulmonates. Plants are represented by only two carophyte species. The biota from western S? o Paulo State is one the most diverse of the Late Cretaceous in Brazil. The biota from this area confirms that Bauru Group was connected to Patagonia and other Gondwanan areas during the Late Cretaceous. A? 2009 Elsevier Ltd.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)346 - 353
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of South American Earth Sciences
    Volume29
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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