Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

The lizard Rubiessaurus Gómez Pallerola, 1979 from the Lower Cretaceous of Catalonia (Montsec, Lleida, Spain)

S. E. Evans, L. J. Barbadillo


The lizard Rubiessaurus lapicidinarum (Gómez Pallerola, 1979) from the Lower Cretaceous deposits of Santa Maria del Meià, Montsec, is reevaluated and redescribed. The specimen, originally described as the remains of the skull and forelimb, comprises parts of the hindlimbs and pelvic girdle. The skeletal parts preserved are indistinguishable from those of the Meyasaurus faurai, originally described from Montsec (Vidal, 1915) but subsequently recorded from localities in the province of Cuenca (Uña, Las Hoyas) and Teruel (Galve).

Key words: Lizard, Squamata, Barremian, Cretaceous, Montsec, Catalonia, Spain.

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