MAD10-24, Lac Kinkony (Cretaceous of Madagascar)

Where: Mahajanga, Madagascar (16.1° S, 45.7° E: paleocoordinates 30.3° S, 37.4° 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; pebbly, white sandstone

• evidence of tidal influences
• "at the base of a cross-bedded sandstone body"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 2010

Collection methods: bulk, 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 154152: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 28.01.2014, edited by Philip Mannion and Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Actinopterygii -
Actinopterygii indet. Cope 1887 ray-finned fish
 Elopiformes - Phyllodontidae
Paralbula sp. Blake 1940
 Salientia -
Neobatrachia indet. Reig 1958 frog
distal humerus "of a new small frog"
Beelzebufo ampinga1 Evans et al. 2008 frog
UA 9957 – right tibiale-fibulare; UA 9958 – left nasal fragment
 Testudinata -
Testudinata indet. Oppel 1811 turtle
 Squamata -
Serpentes indet. Linnaeus 1758 snake
UA 9943 (trunk centrum)
 Squamata - Nigerophiidae
Indophis fanambinana n. sp.3 Pritchard et al. 2014 snake
UA 9942 - type (posterior trunk vertebra); referred material: FMNH PR 3047, postcloacal vertebra; FMNH PR 3048, mid-trunk vertebra; FMNH PR 3057, anterior trunk vertebra
 Loricata -
 Saurischia -
Theropoda indet. Marsh 1881 theropod
 Allotheria - Sudamericidae
Vintana sertichi n. gen. n. sp.2
Vintana sertichi n. gen. n. sp.2 Krause et al. 2014 mammal
UA 9972 - holotype (complete and well-preserved cranium)
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1795 snail