Rhenosterberg (Lystrosaurus Assemblage Zone) (Triassic of South Africa)

Also known as Middelburg

Where: Eastern Cape, South Africa (31.9° S, 24.6° E: paleocoordinates 64.4° S, 24.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lystrosaurus Assemblage Zone other zone, Katberg Formation (Beaufort Group), Induan (252.2 - 251.2 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; siliciclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: R. R. Schoch and B. S. Rubidge. 2005. The amphibamid Micropholis from the Lystrosaurus Assemblage Zone of South Africa. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25(3):502-522 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 144320: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 03.05.2013, edited by Juan Benito Moreno

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Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Amphibamidae
Micropholis stowi n. gen. n. sp.
Micropholis stowi n. gen. n. sp. Huxley 1859 tetrapod
BMNH R.4382, partial skull (holotype)
 Therapsida -
Galesaurus planiceps1 Owen 1860 therapsid
Diademodon tetragonus1 Seeley 1894 therapsid
 Therapsida - Lystrosauridae
"Lystrosaurus murrayi" = Lystrosaurus murrayi1, "Dicynodon (Ptychognathus) verticalis n. sp." = Lystrosaurus murrayi2, Lystrosaurus curvatus1, "Lystrosaurus declivis n. sp." = Lystrosaurus declivis1, "Dicynodon (Ptychognathus) latirostris n. sp." = Lystrosaurus declivis2, "Ptychognathus alfredi n. sp." = Lystrosaurus declivis1
"Lystrosaurus murrayi" = Lystrosaurus murrayi1 Huxley 1859 dicynodont
"Dicynodon (Ptychognathus) verticalis n. sp." = Lystrosaurus murrayi2 Huxley 1859 dicynodont
NHMUK 36224, a poorly preserved skull
Lystrosaurus curvatus1 Owen 1876 dicynodont
"Lystrosaurus declivis n. sp." = Lystrosaurus declivis1 Brink 1951 dicynodont
NMHUK 36221, a complete skull
"Dicynodon (Ptychognathus) latirostris n. sp." = Lystrosaurus declivis2 Brink 1951 dicynodont
NHMUK 36222, a nearly complete, weathered skull
"Ptychognathus alfredi n. sp." = Lystrosaurus declivis1 Brink 1951 dicynodont
NHMUK 47342, a skull and mandible