Maphutseng II tracksite (zone A/4) (Triassic to of Lesotho)

Also known as Maphutseng-Majakaneng

Where: Mohale's Hoek, Lesotho (30.2° S, 27.5° E: paleocoordinates 49.7° S, 1.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Member (Elliot Formation), Norian to Norian (228.0 - 201.3 Ma)

• lower "Red Beds"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; poorly lithified, gray, green, white sandstone and red, sandy claystone

• "soft, feldspathic sandstone...with cross-stratification""

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, trace

Collected by P. Ellenberger in 1955-1959

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

Primary reference: F. Ellenberger and P. Ellenberger. 1960. Sur une nouvelle dalle à pistes de Vertébrés, decouverte au Basutoland (Afrique du Sud) [On a new find of vertebrate prints, discovered in Basutoland (South Africa)]. Comptes Rendus de la Société géologique de France 1960:236-238 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 56020: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 10.11.2005

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Theromorpha -
 Avetheropoda -
Mafatrisauropus errans n. gen. n. sp.
Mafatrisauropus errans n. gen. n. sp. Ellenberger 1970 carnosaur
Aves
  -
Trisauropodiscus superaviforma n. sp. Ellenberger 1970 bird
Trisauropodiscus aviforma n. sp. Ellenberger 1970 bird
aviform tracks
Reptilia
 Saurischia - Eubrontidae
"Deuterotrisauropus socialis n. gen. n. sp." = Grallator socialis
"Deuterotrisauropus socialis n. gen. n. sp." = Grallator socialis Ellenberger 1970 theropod
Grallator or Eubrontes type
 Pseudosuchia - Batrachopodidae
Comptichnus moorosi n. sp. Ellenberger 1970 archosaur
 Pseudosuchia - Chirotheriidae
"Deuterosauropodopus major n. gen. n. sp." = Sauropodopus antiquus
"Deuterosauropodopus major n. gen. n. sp." = Sauropodopus antiquus Ellenberger 1970 archosaur
Osteichthyes
 Therapsida -
"Pentasauropus maphutsengi n. sp." = Pentasauropus incredibilis
"Pentasauropus maphutsengi n. sp." = Pentasauropus incredibilis Ellenberger 1970 dicynodont