Farm Avilion (Triassic of South Africa)

Also known as Avilon

Where: Eastern Cape, South Africa (31.6° S, 26.4° E: paleocoordinates 67.3° S, 14.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Cynognathus subzone C other zone, Burgersdorp Formation (Beaufort Group), Anisian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• Fossils are from the uppermost 150 m of the Burgerdorp Formation: the "Cynognathus Assemblage Zone, Subzone C"

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; siliciclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Hancox; reposited in the BPI

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: F. Abdala, P. J. Hancox, and J. Neveling. 2005. Cynodonts from the uppermost Burgersdorp Formation, South Africa, and their bearing on the biostratigraphy and correlation of the Triassic Cynognathus Assemblage Zone. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25(1):192-199 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 105293: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 18.02.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Therapsida -
Cynodontia indet. therapsid
BP/1/5833, fragment of maxilla
Cynognathus sp. Seeley 1895 therapsid
BP/1/5543, lower jaw
 Therapsida - Trirachodontidae
Cricodon metabolus Crompton 1955 therapsid
BP/1/5538, 5540, 5835, 6159, partial skulls
 Therapsida -
Diademodon sp. Seeley 1895 therapsid
BP/1/5542, lower jaw