The Brezales Formation, originally defined as the Señora de Brezales Formation (Platt 1986, 1990; see also Martín-Closas and Alonso Millán 1998; Clemente Vidal 2010), comprises a syn-rift alluvial fan succession displaying strong lateral and vertical facies changes.

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Sacristán-Horcajada et al. (2015) primarily relate these variations to drainage area and basin-scale tectonics. They suggest that “source area lithology can be considered as a constant factor.” In this regard, it is not clear why Sacristán-Horcajada et al. fail to discuss the work of Platt (1995), which showed how sedimentation and clastic supply was strongly controlled by subcrop geology...

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