Location: Cuenca, Spain
Age: Barremian (Lower Cretaceous)
The following links provide additional information on the Las Hoyas fossils and related topics found on the world wide web.
Wings over Spain - An interesting article by Luis M. Chiappe about the Las Hoyas birds, birds from other locations, and early avian evolution.
Pelecaninimus Findings Announced - An article by Jeff Poling about the dinosaur Pelecaninimus fossils found at Las Hoyas and their implications on bird-dinosaur relationships.
Jurassic Puke - A report by Paul Willis of the Nature article by Sanz et al. (2001) article about the first possible finding of dinosaur vomit found at Las Hoyas.
Dinodata - A short entry about Las Hoyas, and links to other interesting fossil locations. Also provides extensive information about some of the fossils found at Las Hoyas. A similar, but not so extensive, website is the Dinosaur Encyclopedia which also has an entry on Las Hoyas.
Briggs, D.E.G., Wilby, P.R., Bernardino, P., Perez-Moreno, B.P., Sanz, J.L., Fregenal-Martinez, M.A., 1997. The mineralisation of dinosaur soft tissue in the Lower Cretaceous of Las Hoyas, Spain. Journal of the Geological Society, 154, 587-588.
Buatois, L.A., Mangano, M.G., Fregenal-Martinez, M.A., de Gibert, J.M., 2000. Short-term colonization trace-fossil assemblages in a carbonate lacustrine Konservat-Lagerstatte (Las Hoyas fossil site, Lower Cretaceous, Cuenca, central Spain) Facies, 43, 145-156.
Dieguez, C., Melendez, N., 2000. Early Cretaceous ferns from lacustrine limestones at Las Hoyas, Cuenca Province, Spain. Palaeontology, 43, 1113-1141.
Evans, S.E., Milner, A.R., 1996. A metamorphosed salamander from the early cretaceous of Las Hoyas, Spain. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society of London. Series B-Biological Sciences, 351, 627-646.
Evans, S.E., Barbadillo, J., 1997. Early Cretaceous lizards from Las Hoyas, Spain. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 119, 23-49.
Evans, S.E., Barbadillo, J., 1998. An unusual lizard (Reptilia: Squamata) from the Early Cretaceous of Las Hoyas, Spain. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 124, 235-265.
Evans, S.E., Barbadillo, L.J., 1999. A short-limbed lizard
from the Lower Cretaceous of Spain.
Cretaceous Fossil Vertebrates Special Papers in Palaeontology Series, 60, 73-85.
Gomez, B., Martin-Closas, C., Meon, H., Thevenard, F., Barale, G., 2001. Plant taphonomy and palaeoecology in the lacustrine Una delta (Late Barremian, Iberian Ranges, Spain) Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 170, 133-148.
Moratalla, J.J., Lockley, M.G., Buscalioni, A.D., Fregenal-Martinez, M.A., Melendez, N., Ortega, F., Perez-Moreno, B.P., Perez Asensio, E., Sanz, J.L., Schultz, R.J., 1995, A preliminary note on the first tetrapod trackways from the lithographic limestones of Las Hoyas (Lower Crataceous, Guenca, Spain) Geobios, 28, 777-782.
Sanz, J.L., Buscalioni, A.D., 1992. A new bird from the early Cretaceous of Las Hoyas, Spain, and the early radiation of birds. Palaeontology, 35, 829-845.
Sanz, J.L., Chiappe, L.M., Fernandez-Jalvo, Y., Ortega, F.,
Sanchez-Chillon, B., Poyato-Ariza, F.J., Perez-Moreno, B.P., 2001.
Palaeontology - An Early Cretaceous pellet. Nature, 409,
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