MAD07-20, Lac Kinkony (Cretaceous of Madagascar)

Where: Mahajanga, Madagascar (16.1° S, 45.6° E: paleocoordinates 30.3° S, 37.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; fine-grained, dolomitic, pebbly, white, muddy sandstone

• "basal 25 cm of a 2.25 m thick fine-grained sandstone body that exhibits planar bedding and, in its upper reaches, faint low-angle cross-bedding. This sandstone body, with its dolomitic mud matrix, exhibits a bright white appearance on outcrop"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 2007

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

Primary reference: R. R. Rogers, D. W. Krause, S. C. Kast, M. S. Marshall, L. Rahantarisoa, C. R. Robins, and J. J. W. Sertich. 2013. A new, richly fossiliferous member comprised of tidal deposits in the Upper Cretaceous Maevarano Formation, northwestern Madagascar. Cretaceous Research 44:12-29 [P. Mannion/J. Tennant/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 154150: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 28.01.2014, edited by Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Selachii -
 Osteichthyes -
Osteichthyes indet. Huxley 1880 bony fish
 Salientia -
Beelzebufo ampinga Evans et al. 2008 frog
UA 9953 – partial maxilla
 Testudinata -
Testudinata indet. Oppel 1811 turtle
 Loricata -
 Saurischia -
Sauropoda indet. Marsh 1878 sauropod
Theropoda indet. Marsh 1881 theropod