Tendaguru quarry M 1 (Jurassic of Tanzania)

Also known as British Expedition, Ditch 3X, Ditch III

Where: Lindi, Tanzania (9.7° S, 39.2° E: paleocoordinates 29.9° S, 17.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Dinosaur Member (Tendaguru Formation), Tithonian (152.1 - 145.0 Ma)

• 2 strata with bones; formerly Upper Saurian Bed

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; gray, conglomeratic claystone and sandstone

• "a pool in the bed of a river which flowed only during part of the year"
• "grey clay" with pebbles. "...a sandy stratum was met, which was below the stratum in which the large skeleton (M1, No. 2) lay. The bones found here were marked M1, No. 3. This stratum was very wet, and rested on a dark grey, nearly black, clay, also full of moisture, and which emitted a very bad smell when opened up after perhaps millions of years' burial." (Migeod 1928). "laminated grey grit on sand" (Migeod 1931)

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by W. Cutler & F. W. H. Migeod in 1926, 1929; reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: F. W. H. Migeod. 1927. British Museum East Africa Expedition. Progress in the year 1926. Natural History Magazine 1(2):34-43 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 121195: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 30.11.2011

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Autobranchia -
"Lamellibranchia indet." = Autobranchia2
"Lamellibranchia indet." = Autobranchia2 Groblen 1894 clam
Reptilia
 Saurischia - Diplodocidae
? Tornieria sp.1 Sternfeld 1911 diplodocine
"of great size"
 Ornithischia - Stegosauridae
"? Kentrurosaurus sp." = Kentrosaurus1
"? Kentrurosaurus sp." = Kentrosaurus1 Hennig 1915 ornithischian
"small dinosaur"