Ft. Hartley, Likhoele (UCL) (Jurassic to of Lesotho)

Where: Quthing, Lesotho (31.3° S, 27.8° E: paleocoordinates 44.9° S, 2.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Member (Elliot Formation), Hettangian to Hettangian (201.3 - 190.8 Ma)

• from the "Red Beds of the Stormberg Series" which are "generally supposed to be of Upper Triassic age." = upper Elliot Fm.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, red sandstone and poorly lithified, gray limestone

• "The bones, preserved in soft, white calcareous material, are enclosed in a tough medium-grained sandstone of bright red colour."

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by K. A. Kermack & Mussett in 1963-1964

Collection methods: quarrying, chemical, mechanical,

Primary reference: R. A. Thulborn. 1970. The skull of Fabrosaurus australis, a Triassic ornithischian dinosaur. Palaeontology 13(3):414-432 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 28613: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 20.02.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Neornithischia -
Lesothosaurus diagnosticus Galton 1978 ornithischian