|Name(s) in local language(s):||Benedita, Alcobaça, Distrito de Leiria, Portugal|
Parish of Alcobaça municipality.
Pedra Redonda, limestone outcrop, ammonites.
In the parish of Benedita, not far from Turquel and near the slope of Serra dos Candeeiros, there is a very small village known as Pedra Redonda (Round Stone). In its central square around which developed the locality, at Rua da Pedra (Stone Street), we can observe an 150 million years old Upper Jurassic limestone outcrop with a huge ammonite, possibly from the Simoceratinae sub-family. It was this rounded ammonite which gave the name to this village.
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|Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES|
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145 - 201.3 Ma
|Mesozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. 
145 - 201.3 Ma
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