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Ammonite successions and biostratigraphy of Kimmeridgian and lowermost Tithonian from the Calanda region (NE Iberian Range,

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Melndez, G.1, Atrops, F.2 & Ramajo, J.3
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Bimmerid$ian "'pper J,rassi & ammonite seC,en es ;rom tDe re$ion aro,nd Calanda "7<+erian Ran$e, !er,el, - 2pain& Da(e traditionall: +een tDe s,+je t o; spe ial attention d,e to tDe $ood de(elopment o; seC,en es ,nder ;a(o,ra+le ;a ies, tDe ompleteness o; tDe strati$rapDi re ord and tDe EealtD and di(ersit: o; ammonite asso iations, tDis last ;a tor maFin$ tDem ,niC,e in tDe onteGt o; tDe <+erian Ran$e. 4iostrati$rapDi and palaeontolo$i al st,dies on ammonite seC,en es Da(e +een n,mero,s sin e earl: 11H0s, Atrops & Melndez "11H/& and Melndez et al. "1111&, +ein$ spe iall: ;o ,sed on tDe st,died o,t rops. Main +iostrati$rapDi st,dies so ;ar Da(e ;o ,sed on some I lassi alJ areas in tDis re$ion, "1& se tions +etEeen tDe lo alities o; Calanda and Mas de las Matas "Calanda area&: 9al de la #iedra, Calanda.road, and Calanda.mines "+: tDe important li$nite mines o; tDis area&. "2& Aro,nd tDe (illa$e o; Al orisa "tDe se tions o; tDe Gallip,n reser(oir and tDe IAlto del Ca+alloJ&. "3& 4etEeen tDe (illa$es o; 4er$ and Molinos "tDe IMolinos se tionsJ&, and "6& tDe se tions aro,nd tDe lo alities o; RK;ales, Ca>ada de 9eri D, @a Cerollera, #e>arro:a de !asta(ins and !orre(elilla, EDi D eGtend a ross tDe eastern se tor o; tDis re$ion. !De se tion o; 9al de la #iedra, some ;eE Filometres 2o,tD ;rom Calanda, Eas sele ted as tDe re;eren e se tion ;or tDe EDole re$ion "Atrops and Melndez, loc. cit., Fi$ 1A&. The section of "al de la #iedra Alon$ tDe small $,ll: o; 9al de la #iedra, tDe Bimmerid$ian deposits appear Eell eGposed, alloEin$ a detailed re ord and st,d:. !Deir ommon ammonite ontent Das alloEed a detailed re onstr, tion o; tDe ammonite s, ession and +iostrati$rapD: tDis ;a t +ein$ ,niC,e in tDe onteGt o; tDe <+erian Ran$e "Fi$. 14&. !De litDolo$i al seC,en e ;orms a Eell.+edded inter+eddin$ o; ;ine $re: :elloEisD litDo$rapDi limestones and tDin inter alations o; EDite

sDale: marls, $rad,all: t,rnin$ into a tDi F, Darder limestone +anF seC,en e. !De loEer 20.2/ m se$ment o; tDis seC,en e, ;ormin$ a more marl: inter(al, orresponds to tDe loEer Bimmerid$ian in l,din$ tDe A antDi ,m 4iozone and Das +een de;ined as tDe Calanda Member, tDe se tion o; 9al de la #iedra +ein$ also tDe t:pe lo alit: ;or tDis ,nit. #lat:nota 4iozone Das +een Dara terized in tDe loEer /.meter inter(al +: tDe indeGspe ies Sutneria platynota "R-<7-CB-& ,p to le(el 11. From le(el 20 to 25, a poorl: ;ossili;ero,s 3.meter inter(al is do,+t;,ll: assi$ned to ,pper #lat:nota 4iozone despite tDe la F o; re ord o; tDe indeG.spe ies, on tDe +asis o; tDe a;;inities o; tDe re orded spe ies o; T. "Metahaploceras&. !De L:pselo : l,m 4iozone, @otDari 2,++iozone Das +een Dara terized +etEeen le(els 2H and 30.a, +: tDe ommon o ,rren e o; representati(es o; Ataxioceras (Atax.) o; tDe spe ies hypselocyclum "F?7!A77-2&, lothari "?##-@&, a+,ndant, and hippolytense "s ar e&. <t is not eG l,ded tDat tDe Lippolitense !aGorre ord mi$Dt +e partl: represented in tDis re orded asso iation +: a reela+orated entit:. !De Di(is,m 4iozone is represented +: tDe 2/ m tDi F +anF 30.+, Dara terized +: tDe ommon re ord o; taGa Crussoliceras, Garnierisphinctes, and Aspidoceras o; tDe spe ies A. uhlandi "?##-@&, and A. acanthicum "?##-@&. !De ,pper Bimmerid$ian A antDi ,m 4iozone orresponds to a marFedl: eGpanded 12./ m tDi F marl: inter(al "tDe IAcanthicum marlsJ&. <t is Dara terized
@i+ro de resMmenes. NN<9 Jornadas de la 2o iedad -spa>ola de #aleontolo$%a. M,seo del J,rKsi o de Ast,rias "M'JA&, Col,n$a, 1/.1H de o t,+re de 200H "-ds. J.<. R,iz.?me>a a, @. #i>,ela & J.C. Gar %a.Ramos& 252

+: tDe ommon o ,rren e o; Aspidoceras acanthicum "?##-@&, A. (Physodoceras) a;;. altenense "DO?R4<G7P&, Nebrodites peltoideus "G-MM-@@AR?& and Pro eronia (!u ueninsphinctes& o; tDe spe ies lictor "F?7!A77-2& and bre"iceps "Q'-72!-D!&. A+o(e tDe marl: inter(al, a . 3H m tDi F, marFedl: less ;ossili;ero,s ar+onate inter(al, ;ormed +: re$,larl: +edded $re:.EDite mi riti to litDo$rapDi limestones represents tDe ,pper Bimmerid$ian: tDe A antDi ,m 4iozone ",pper part& in tDe loEer meters o; tDe seC,en e, and tDe -,doG,s 4iozone +: tDe rare re ord o; Sutneria eumela "DO?r+i$n:& and Pro eronia sp. no(. !De ,ppermost 4e Feri 4iozone ma: +e represented in tDe o(erl:in$, non.;ossili;ero,s inter(al. LoEe(er, a neGt ;ossili;ero,s +anF in l,din$ di;;erent ;orms o; #ithacoceras (Subplanites) and #ithacoceras ($ir alithacoceras) a;;. acricostatum ?Dmert & )eiss, learl: +elon$s to tDe +asal !itDonian, L:+onot,m 4iozone " ;r. Atrops and Melndez, 11H/& tDis data +ein$ tDe sole re;eren e so ;ar to tDe !itDonian sta$e, dated +: ammonites in tDe J,rassi o; tDe <+erian Ran$e.

A$ %ig& ': !De des ri+ed Bimmerid$ian se tion. A( Geo$rapDi lo ation o; tDe st,died se tions. $( 2trati$rapDi lo$ "loEer Bimmerid$ian at 9al de la #iedra se tion&. Ac)nowledgements Resear D proje ts: -.15: #atrimonio : M,seo paleontol=$i o "DGA& and 2000* 0063 "F,nda i=n Conj,nto #aleontol=$i o de !er,el&. References Atrops, F. & Melndez, G. 11H/. Bimmerid$ian and loEer !itDonian ;rom tDe Calanda.4er$e area "<+erian CDain, 2pain&. <n: %nternational Symposium on &urassic Strati raphy, 'rlan en, September ()*, (+*, "-ds. ?. Mi Delsen & A. )eiss&. 9ol,me 2. Geolo$i al 2,r(e: o; DenmarF, CopenDa$en, 355.312. Melndez, G., 4ello, J., Del(ene, G., #rez.'rresti, <., Ramajo, J. & Atrops, F. 1111. Middle and ,pper J,rassi at tDe Calanda.Mas de las Matas area, in tDe re$ion o; Ri(er G,adalope "7<+erian CDain, - 2pain