MAD96-02 (SUNY) (Cretaceous of Madagascar)

Where: Mahajanga, Madagascar (15.9° S, 46.6° E: paleocoordinates 30.1° S, 38.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Anembalemba Member (Maevarano Formation), Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "channel"; sandstone

• "shallow and very broad channel-belt system characterized by an ephemeral and flood-prone discharge regime."

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: 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]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39074: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 19.05.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
Rapetosaurus krausei n. gen. n. sp.
Rapetosaurus krausei n. gen. n. sp. Curry Rogers and Forster 2001 sauropod
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