UCMP V4744, Thaba N'chu (Triassic of South Africa)

Also known as Thaba Nchu

Where: Free State, South Africa (29.2° S, 26.8° E: paleocoordinates 64.7° S, 17.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• lower part of the

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: concretion

Collected by F. E. Peabody, C. L. Camp in 1947; reposited in the UCMP

Collection methods: surface (float), mechanical,

Primary reference: A. A. Warren. 1998. Karoo tupilakosaurid: a relict from Gondwana. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences 89:145-160 [W. Dahdul/A. Dececchi/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 145516: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 04.06.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Tetrapoda -
Tetrapoda indet. Jaekel 1911 tetrapod
UCMP 42779, block containing isolated postcranial elements
 Temnospondyli - Tupilakosauridae
Thabanchuia oomie n. gen. n. sp.
Thabanchuia oomie n. gen. n. sp. Warren 1998 tetrapod
UCMP 42780, almost complete skull, mandibles and pectoral girdle. UCMP 42777, 42778, 42781