Wiepe 1258 (Jurassic to of South Africa)

Also known as Gryponx transvaalensis type

Where: Limpopo, South Africa (22.8° S, 29.3° E: paleocoordinates 37.9° S, 4.7° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Bushveld Sandstone Formation (Stormberg Group), Hettangian to Hettangian (201.3 - 190.8 Ma)

• Previously reported as Late Triassic in age, but considered equivalent to the Early Jurassic Clarens Formation of southern South Africa (e.g. Smith et al. 1993. J. African Earth Sciences 16: 160)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; red sandstone

• "red sandstone similar to that of Buiskop"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J. M. Bowker in 1906

Collection methods: surface (float),

• TM: Transvaal Museum

Primary reference: R. Broom. 1912. On the remains of a theropodous dinosaur from the northern Transvaal. Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa 14:82-83 [R. Butler/R. Butler/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 107181: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 02.04.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
Gryponyx transvaalensis n. sp. Broom 1912 prosauropod
TM, dorsal vertebra and limb elements