Berivotra microsite (MNHN) (Cretaceous of Madagascar)

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

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• "bed 3" - Maevarano Fm.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by MNHN expedition in 1974; reposited in the MNHN

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

• dry-sifting; estimated original volume 8 m3 of matrix (32 m2 surface and 30 cm thick estimated original bed)

Primary reference: D. Russell, D. E. Russell, P. Taquet and H. Thomas. 1976. Nouvelles récoltes de vertébrés dans le terraines continentaux du Crétacé supérieur de la région de Majunga (Madagascar) [New collections of vertebrates in the Upper Cretaceous continental terrains of the Majunga region (Madagascar)]. Comptes Rendus de la Société Géologique de France 1976(5):205-208 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 70075: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 16.03.2007

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Taxonomic list

 Selachii -
Selachii indet. shark
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Pycnodontidae indet. Agassiz 1833
 Testudines -
Pleurodira indet. Cope 1865 sideneck turtle
 Squamata - Madtsoiidae
Madtsoia madagascariensis Hoffstetter 1961 snake
 Squamata -
 Loricata -
Eusuchia indet. Huxley 1875 crocodilian
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian
"probably belong to a third species"
Mesosuchia indet. Huxley 1875 crocodilian
 Saurischia - Abelisauridae
Majungasaurus crenatissimus Depéret 1896 ceratosaur
 Ornithischia - Nodosauridae
Nodosauridae indet. Marsh 1890 ankylosaur
"ankylosaurine"; also "a nodosaurid"; osteoderms