Ferndale, Graaff-Reinet (Dicynodon Assemblage Zone) (Permian to of South Africa)

Where: Eastern Cape, South Africa (32.3° S, 24.5° E: paleocoordinates 63.1° S, 28.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Dicynodon Assemblage Zone other zone, Beaufort Group, Wuchiapingian to Wuchiapingian (259.9 - 252.2 Ma)

• Direct maximum date for Dicynodon assemblage zone from Rubidge et al., 2013

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; siliciclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Rev. J. H. Whaits

• SAM: Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town

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 174741: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Juan Benito Moreno on 26.11.2015, edited by Richard Butler and Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Gorgodontia -
Gorgonopsia indet. Seeley 1894 reptile
Hipposaurus kitchingi n. sp.3 Broom 1948 reptile
 Gorgodontia - Gorgonopidae
"Lycaenops pricei n. sp." = Arctognathus curvimola5, Rubidgea sp.
"Lycaenops pricei n. sp." = Arctognathus curvimola5 Owen 1876 reptile
BP/1/174, skull with lower jaw
Rubidgea sp. Broom 1938 reptile
 Therapsida - Procynosuchidae
"Protocynodon pricei n. gen. n. sp." = Procynosuchus delaharpeae
"Protocynodon pricei n. gen. n. sp." = Procynosuchus delaharpeae Broom 1937 therapsid
 Therapsida -
Dicynodontia indet. Owen 1859 dicynodont
Compsodon helmoedi1 Van Hoepen 1934 dicynodont
RC 641
 Therapsida - Cryptodontidae
"Oudenodon bainii" = Oudenodon bainii, "Dicynodon brachyrhynchus n. sp." = Oudenodon bainii3, Pelanomodon moschops4
"Oudenodon bainii" = Oudenodon bainii Owen 1860 therapsid
Six skulls
"Dicynodon brachyrhynchus n. sp." = Oudenodon bainii3 Owen 1860 therapsid
RC 86, a slighly anteroposteriorly crushed, nearly complete skull
Pelanomodon moschops4 Broom 1913 therapsid
SAM-PK-K7232, poorly preserved partial skull
 Therocephalia - Whaitsiidae
"Notosollasia laticeps" = Theriognathus microps2, "Notosollasia luckhoffi n. sp." = Theriognathus microps2
"Notosollasia laticeps" = Theriognathus microps2 Owen 1876 therapsid
BP/1/144, skull; BP/1/785; BP/1/870; UCMP 42675
"Notosollasia luckhoffi n. sp." = Theriognathus microps2 Owen 1876 therapsid
RC 108/L2, snout fragment