Oudeberg (Pass and Plateau) - Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone (Permian of South Africa)

Also known as Ouberg

Where: Eastern Cape, South Africa (32.1° S, 24.4° E: paleocoordinates 62.6° S, 29.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone zone, Beaufort Group, Wuchiapingian (259.9 - 254.2 Ma)

• Direct dates for Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone from Rubidge et al., 2013

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: WEL, Welwood Museum, Graaff-Reinet

Primary reference: J. W. Kitching. 1977. The distribution of the Karroo vertebrate fauna. Memoirs of the Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research 1:1-131 [H. Sims/J. Camp]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 171384: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 09.07.2015, edited by Juan Benito Moreno and Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Procolophonia - Owenettidae
Owenetta rubidgei3 Broom 1939 parareptile
RC 128, small crushed skull with lower jaw
 Procolophonia -
"Pareiasaurus rubidgei n. sp." = Pareiasaurus serridens1, Nanoparia luckhoffi n. gen. n. sp.4
"Pareiasaurus rubidgei n. sp." = Pareiasaurus serridens1 Owen parareptile
Nanoparia luckhoffi n. gen. n. sp.4 Broom 1936 parareptile
WEL RC109/L3
 Gorgodontia - Gorgonopidae
"Lycaenodontoides bathyrhinus n. gen. n. sp." = Arctognathus curvimola
"Lycaenodontoides bathyrhinus n. gen. n. sp." = Arctognathus curvimola Owen 1876 reptile
SAM-PK-3329, snout with dentary, pectoral girdle and right hand
Osteichthyes
 Therapsida -
Dicynodontia indet. Owen 1859 dicynodont
 Therapsida - Cistecephalidae
Cistecephalus microrhinus Owen 1876 dicynodont
 Therapsida -
"Dinanomodon gigas n. sp." = Dinanomodon gilli, "Dicynodon alticeps n. sp." = Sintocephalus alticeps2, "Hueneus oudebergensis n. gen. n. sp." = Pristerodon oudebergensis5
"Dinanomodon gigas n. sp." = Dinanomodon gilli Broom 1932 dicynodont
RC specimen, skull. From this locality according to Kitching (1977)
"Dicynodon alticeps n. sp." = Sintocephalus alticeps2 Broom and Haughton 1913 dicynodont
SAM-PK-2347, a nearly complete skull
"Hueneus oudebergensis n. gen. n. sp." = Pristerodon oudebergensis5 Toerien 1953 dicynodont
BPI 303, a slighly distorted but well-preserved skull
 Therapsida - Pylaecephalidae
Eosimops newtoni, "Dicynodon cf. sollasi" = Diictodon feliceps3
Eosimops newtoni Broom 1921 dicynodont
"Dicynodon cf. sollasi" = Diictodon feliceps3 Owen 1876 dicynodont
RC 134, small skull with lower jaw