Farm Norwood - Shansiodon (Triassic of South Africa)

Where: Eastern Cape, South Africa (31.6° S, 26.4° E: paleocoordinates 67.3° S, 14.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cynognathus subzone C other zone, Burgersdorp Formation (Beaufort Group), Anisian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• Fossils are from the uppermost 150 m of the Burgerdorp Formation: the "Cynognathus Assemblage Zone, Subzone C"

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; siliciclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Hancox; reposited in the BPI

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: P. J. Hancox, K. D. Angielczyk, and B. S. Rubidge. 2013. Angonisaurus and Shansiodon, dicynodonts (Therapsida, Anomodontia) from Subzone C of the Cynognathus Assemblage Zone (Middle Triassic) of South Africa. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33(3):655-676 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 159736: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 08.08.2014

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Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Therapsida - Shansiodontidae
Shansiodon sp. Yeh 1959 dicynodont
BP/1/5532, nearly complete skull, mandible and partial postcranium