MAD05-38 (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: terrestrial; fine-grained, coarse, green, muddy sandstone

• debris flow
• Olive green, fine- to coarse-grained, clay-rich sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 2015

Primary reference: W. G. Joyce, Y. Rollot, S. W. Evers, T. R. Lyson, L. J. Rahantarisoa and D. W. Krause. 2021. A new pelomedusoid turtle, Sahonachelys mailakavava, from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar provides evidence for convergent evolution of specialized suction feeding among pleurodires. Royal Society Open Science 8(5):210098:1-32 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 206553: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 19.11.2019, edited by Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Sahonachelyidae
Sahonachelys mailakavava n. gen. n. sp.
Sahonachelys mailakavava n. gen. n. sp. Joyce et al. 2021 sideneck turtle
UA 10581 (field number MAD 15359) - holotype
 Loricata - Peirosauridae
Miadanasuchus oblita Buffetaut and Taquet 1979 crocodilian
 Saurischia -
Rapetosaurus krausei Curry Rogers and Forster 2001 sauropod
? Paraves indet. Sereno 1997 maniraptoran
"possible paravian material"
 Saurischia - Abelisauridae
Majungasaurus crenatissimus Depéret 1896 ceratosaur
 Saurischia - Noasauridae
Masiakasaurus knopfleri Sampson et al. 2001 ceratosaur