Masitise tracksite (zone B/2) (Jurassic to of Lesotho)

Also known as Masitisi

Where: Quthing, Lesotho (30.4° S, 27.5° E: paleocoordinates 44.0° S, 1.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Member (Elliot Formation), Hettangian to Hettangian (201.3 - 190.8 Ma)

• Upper Elliot Fm., zone B/2= "Transition Beds II"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; red sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by P. Ellenberger

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: P. Ellenberger. 1970. Les niveaux paléontologiques de première apparition des mammifères primoridaux en Afrique du Sud et leur ichnologie. Establissement de zones stratigraphiques detaillees dans le Stormberg du Lesotho (Afrique du Sud) (Trias Supérieur à Jurassique) [The paleontological levels of the first appearance of primordial mammals in southern Africa and their ichnology. Establishment of detailed stratigraphic zones in the Stormberg of Lesotho (southern Africa) (Upper Triassic to Jurassic). In: S. H. Haughton (ed.), Second Symposium on Gondwana Stratigraphy and Paleontology, International Union of Geological Sciences. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria 343-370 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 84064: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 16.09.2008

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Taxonomic list

 Pseudosuchia - Batrachopodidae
"Nanopodiscus tenuis n. gen. n. sp." = Batrachopus tenuis, "Plateotetrapodiscus rugosus n. gen. n. sp." = Batrachopus rugosus
"Nanopodiscus tenuis n. gen. n. sp." = Batrachopus tenuis Ellenberger 1970 archosaur
"Plateotetrapodiscus rugosus n. gen. n. sp." = Batrachopus rugosus Ellenberger 1970 archosaur