MAD96-02 (SUNY): Maastrichtian, Madagascar

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Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Rapetosaurus krausei n. gen., n. sp. Curry Rogers and Forster 2001
Curry Rogers and Forster 2001 1 individual
UA 8698
see common names

Country:Madagascar State/province:Mahajanga
Coordinates: 15.9° South, 46.6° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:30.1° South, 38.4° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:small collection
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Late/Upper Cretaceous
Stage:Maastrichtian 10 m.y. bin:Cretaceous 8
Key time interval:Maastrichtian
Age range of interval:72.10000 - 66.00000 m.y. ago
Formation:Maevarano Member:Anembalemba
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: sandstone
Includes fossils?Y
Geology comments: "shallow and very broad channel-belt system characterized by an ephemeral and flood-prone discharge regime."
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Preservation of anatomical detail:excellent
Associated major elements:some
Temporal resolution:snapshot
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:selective quarrying,mechanical,field collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Database number:39074
Authorizer:M. Carrano Enterer:M. Carrano
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:2004-05-19 14:19:09 Last modified:2017-05-23 16:34:15
Access level:the public Released:2004-05-19 14:19:09
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

10610.ETE R. R. Rogers, J. H. Hartman, and D. W. Krause. 2000. Stratigraphic analysis of Upper Cretaceous rocks in the Mahajanga Basin, northwestern Madagascar: implications for ancient and modern faunas. Journal of Geology 108:275-301 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]

Secondary references:

17719ETE K. A. Curry Rogers. 2005. Titanosauria: a phylogenetic overview. In J. A. Wilson & K. A. Curry Rogers (eds.), The Sauropods: Evolution and Paleobiology. University of California Press, Berkeley 50-103 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
24618ETE K. A. Curry Rogers and C. A. Forster. 2001. The last of the dinosaur titans: a new sauropod from Madagascar. Nature 412:530-534 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
10556 K. A. Curry Rogers and C. A. Forster. 2004. The skull of Rapteosaurus krausei (Sauropoda: Titanosauria) from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24(1):121-144 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]