MAD96-21 (SUNY) (Cretaceous of Madagascar)

Where: Mahajanga, Madagascar (15.9° S, 46.6° E: paleocoordinates 30.1° S, 38.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• "uppermost white sandstone unit" = Anembalemba Member

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "channel"; white sandstone

• "shallow and very broad channel-belt system characterized by an ephemeral and flood-prone discharge regime."

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: S. D. Sampson, L. M. Witmer, C. A. Forster, D. W. Krause, P. M. O'Connor, P. Dodson, and F. Ravoavy. 1998. Predatory dinosaur remains from Madagascar: implications for the Cretaceous biogeography of Gondwana. Science 280:1048-1051 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taphonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 48389: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 17.03.2005, edited by Jonathan Tennant

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Salientia -
Beelzebufo ampinga1 Evans et al. 2008 frog
 Testudines -
Testudines indet.2 Batsch 1788 turtle
 Loricata -
Crocodyliformes indet.2 Hay 1930 crocodilian
 Saurischia -
 Saurischia - Abelisauridae
"Majungatholus atopus" = Majungasaurus crenatissimus
"Majungatholus atopus" = Majungasaurus crenatissimus Depéret 1896 ceratosaur
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