north-northwest of Folakara (Triassic of Madagascar)

Where: Toliara, Madagascar (18.2° S, 44.9° E: paleocoordinates 27.2° S, 26.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Isalo II Formation (Isalo Group), Late/Upper Triassic (237.0 - 201.3 Ma)

• No detailed stratigraphic data is available, but the fossils are probably from the "Isalo II" or Makay Formation, in the "Malagasy Karroo"

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Marie, Hoffman in 1930-1970; reposited in the MNHN

Collection methods: surface (float),

• Material collected from this area over 40 years. Material is currently housed in the MNHN, Paris

Primary reference: J.-M. Dutuit. 1978. Description de quelques fragments osseux provenant de la region Folakara (Trias superieur malgache). Bulletin du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Sciences de la Terre 516:79-89 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 106539: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 25.03.2011, edited by Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Temnospondyli - Metoposauridae
Metoposauridae indet. Watson 1919 tetrapod
Metoposaurus hoffmani n. sp. Dutuit 1978 tetrapod
MAD 1-4, interclavicular fragment and three skull fragments
Reptilia indet. Laurenti 1768 reptile
 Phytosauria -
Phytosauria indet. Jaeger 1828 archosaur
MAD 5-6, jaw fragments
 Stegocephala -
"Stegocephala indet." = Stegocephali
"Stegocephala indet." = Stegocephali Cope 1868 lobe-finned fish