Thaba Tseou (Jurassic to of Lesotho)

Also known as Tritylodon holotype, Thaba-chou, Taba'N'chou

Where: Mafeteng, Lesotho (29.8° S, 27.4° E: paleocoordinates 43.5° S, 1.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• Kitching & Raath (1984) refer this to the so-called "middle Elliot", which is the lower part of the upper Elliot Formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Exton

Primary reference: R. Owen. 1884. On the skull and dentition of a Triassic mammal (Tritylodon longævus, Owen) from South Africa. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society 40:146-152 [R. Butler/R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 105240: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 18.02.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Therapsida - Tritylodontidae
Tritylodon longaevus n. gen. n. sp.
Tritylodon longaevus n. gen. n. sp. Owen 1884 mammaliamorph