Fort Beaufort (Permian to of South Africa)

Also known as For Beaufort basin

Where: Eastern Cape, South Africa (32.8° S, 26.6° E: paleocoordinates 65.0° S, 28.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Cistecephalus and Dicynodon Assemblage Zones zone, Wuchiapingian to Wuchiapingian (259.9 - 252.2 Ma)

• Kitching 1977 list this locality on the Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone, but specifies that it is stratigraphically uncertain, and there are outcrops pertaining to Dicynodon AZ as well.

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

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

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 174747: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Juan Benito Moreno on 26.11.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Therapsida - Kingoriidae
"Dicynodon recurvidens n. sp." = Dicynodontoides recurvidens3
"Dicynodon recurvidens n. sp." = Dicynodontoides recurvidens3 Owen 1876 dicynodont
BMNH 47091, a complete skull with lower jaws
 Therapsida -
Dicynodon rectidens n. sp.3, Dicynodon testudiceps n. sp.2, "Dicynodon pardiceps n. sp." = Dicynodon lacerticeps3
Dicynodon rectidens n. sp.3 Owen 1876 dicynodont
NHMUK 47057, a poorly preserved snout and lower jaws
Dicynodon testudiceps n. sp.2 Owen 1845 dicynodont
NHMUK 47054, a dorsoventrally crushed anterior half of skull
"Dicynodon pardiceps n. sp." = Dicynodon lacerticeps3 Owen 1845 dicynodont
NHMUK 47045, a poorly preserved, crushed partial skull
 Therapsida - Pylaecephalidae
"Dicynodon feliceps n. sp." = Diictodon feliceps3
"Dicynodon feliceps n. sp." = Diictodon feliceps3 Owen 1876 dicynodont
NHMUK 47052, a nearly complete skull and lower jaws
 Therapsida - Cryptodontidae
Oudenodon bainii n. sp., "Dicynodon bainii n. sp." = Aulacephalodon bainii2, "Dicynodon tigriceps n. sp." = Aulacephalodon bainii1
Oudenodon bainii n. sp. Owen 1860 therapsid
NHMUK 36228, complete but poorly preserved skull
"Dicynodon bainii n. sp." = Aulacephalodon bainii2 Owen 1845 therapsid
NHMUK 36228, a complete but poorly prserved crushed skull
"Dicynodon tigriceps n. sp." = Aulacephalodon bainii1 Owen 1845 therapsid
NHMUK 36235, a well-preserved complete skull and associated skeleton