MAD07-25, Lac Kinkony Study Area (Cretaceous of Madagascar)

Where: Mahajanga, Madagascar (16.1° S, 45.7° E: paleocoordinates 30.3° S, 37.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• unnamed member above typical exposures of Masorobe and Anembalemba Mbs., likely correlative with Miadana Mb.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: delta plain; gray, silty claystone and white, calcareous sandstone

• "upper few centimeters of a bed of gray silty claystone intercalated immediately beneath a bed of white calcareous sandstone that shows evidence of tidal influence."

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by R. Rogers in 2007

Collection methods: surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: E. S. Gaffney, D. W. Krause, and I. S. Zalmout. 2009. Kinkonychelys, a new side-necked turtle (Pelomedusoides: Bothremydidae) from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. American Museum Novitates 3662:1-25 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 91203: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 10.09.2009, edited by Jonathan Tennant

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Salientia -
Beelzebufo ampinga Evans et al. 2008 frog
 Testudines - Bothremydidae
Kinkonychelys rogersi n. gen. n. sp.
Kinkonychelys rogersi n. gen. n. sp. Gaffney et al. 2009 sideneck turtle
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