Tunduru district (Triassic to of Tanzania)

Where: Ruvuma, Tanzania (11.0° S, 37.3° E: paleocoordinates 39.7° S, 19.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Carnian to Carnian (237.0 - 208.5 Ma)

• Specimens collected from unnamed strata of uncertain age. Referral of the rhynchosaurs to Hyperodapedon suggests a Carnian to early Norian age for the locality given the stratigraphic distribution of Hyperodapedon elsewhere

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by G. M. Stockley

Primary reference: D. Boonstra. 1953. A note on some rhynchosaurian remains from Tanganyika Territory. Annals of the South African Museum 42:1-4 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 98625: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 15.10.2010

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Taxonomic list

 Eosuchia - Rhynchosauridae
Scaphonyx africanus n. sp., "Scaphonyx stockleyi n. sp." = Hyperodapedon stockleyi
Scaphonyx africanus n. sp. Boonstra 1953 rhynchosaur
SAM 11705, femur
"Scaphonyx stockleyi n. sp." = Hyperodapedon stockleyi Boonstra 1953 rhynchosaur
SAM 11704, maxilla