"Lo Hueco" y el 69th Annual Meeting SVP

Durante los días 23 a 26 de Septiembre se celebró en la ciudad de Bristol el 69th Annual Meeting Society of Vertebrate Paleontology y el 57th Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (SVPCA). En esta reunión científica el yacimiento del Cretácico Superior de "Lo Hueco" (Fuentes, Cuenca) desembarco de manera nutrida tanto el jueves 24 y el viernes 25. En diversas sesiones fue presentada una primera aproximación mineralógica y geoquímica del yacimiento, la fauna de quelonios bothremididos y una actualización de la diversidad faunística de vertebrados del yacimiento.

Referencia: Pérez García, A., Ortega, F. & Murelaga, X. (2009) A singular concentration of bothremydid turtles from the Upper Cretaceous of Lo Hueco (Cuenca, Spain). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29 (Supplement to 3): 163A.

Tomado del texto introductorio:

"Bothremydidae is one of the most abundant groups of chelonians in the Campano-Maastrichtian record of western Europe, in which are so far represented by six species: Rosasia soutoi Carrington da Costa, 1940, Foxemys mechinorum Tong, Gaffney & Buffetaut, 1998, Polysternon provinciale (Matheron, 1869), Polysternon atlanticum Lapparent de Broin & Murelaga, 1996, Elochelys perfecta Nopcsa, 1931 and Elochelys convenarum Laurent et al., 2002. However, probably due to the scarceness of information about some of them, at present, there is not a robust phylogenetic hypothesis on the group, and specially about the structure of the most inclusive taxon Bothremydinae.
The upper Campanian-lower Maastrichtian site of “Lo Hueco” (Cuenca, Spain), discovered in May 2007, have yielded hundreds of remains attributed to bothremydid turtles."

: Ortega, F., Escaso, F., Pérez García, A., Torices, A. & Sanz, J. (2009) The vertebrate diversity of the upper Campanian-lower Maastrichtian "Lo Hueco" fossil-site (Cuenca, Spain). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29 (Supplement to 3): 159-160A.

Tomado del texto introductorio:

"The Late Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems in southern Europe. and especially in the Iberian Peninsula, are relatively poorly known. At present the Iberian record of the reptilian fossils (turtles, crocodiles, pterosaurs and dinosaurs) come from a small group of fossil-sites.
The upper Campanian-lower Maastrichtian site of "Lo Hueco" (Cuenca, Spain), discovered in May 2007, have yielded a huge and important collection vertebrates remains

Referencia: Barroso-Barcenilla, F., Cambra Moo, O., Carenas, B., Coruña, F. & Domingo, L. (2009) First mineralogical and geochemical overview and interpretation of "Lo Hueco" vertebrate site (Upper Cretaceous, Cuenca, Spain). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29 (Supplement to 3): 59A.

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