Vertebrate remains from the Turonian (Upper Cretaceous) Gosau Group of Gams, Austria

Autor(en)
Attila Ősi, Márton Szabó, Heinz Kollmann, Michael Wagreich, Réka Kalmár, László Makádi, Zoltán Szentesi, Herbert Summesberger
Abstrakt

A new, systematically collected vertebrate assemblage from the upper Turonian Schönleiten Formation of Gams bei Hieflau, Austria (Northern Calcareous Alps) is described here. The material consists of teeth and bones of chondrichthyan (Selachimorpha indet., Ptychotrygon gueveli) and osteichthyan fishes (cf. Lepisosteus sp., Vidalamiinae indet., Pycnodontidae indet.), amphibians (cf. Thaumastosaurus sp.), lizards (’Lacertilia’ indet.), mosasauroids (Tethysaurinae indet.), Theriosuchus-like and other, peculiar crocodyliforms and theropod dinosaurs (cf. Paronychodon sp.). The faunal composition is most similar to the Santonian fauna of Iharkút, western Hungary, a phenomenon that can be explained by the spatial and temporal closeness of the two landmasses. The Gams assemblage is of great importance since continental vertebrates from the Cenomanian to Santonian interval of Europe are extremely scarce, and it provides a small but significant link between older and younger vertebrate faunas in the region.

Organisation(en)
Department für Geodynamik und Sedimentologie
Journal
Cretaceous Research
Band
99
Seiten
190-208
Anzahl der Seiten
19
ISSN
0195-6671
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2019.03.001
Publikationsdatum
07-2019
Publikationsstatus
Veröffentlicht
Peer-reviewed
Ja
ÖFOS 2012
105118 Paläontologie, 105112 Historische Geologie
ASJC Scopus Sachgebiete
Palaeontology
Link zum Portal
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/de/publications/vertebrate-remains-from-the-turonian-upper-cretaceous-gosau-group-of-gams-austria(2afe61c1-0e1c-4e4e-b129-f3a33a148496).html