Bethesda Road Area (Permian to of South Africa)

Also known as Bethesda Rd Station

Where: Eastern Cape, South Africa (31.9° S, 24.6° E: paleocoordinates 63.0° S, 27.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

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

• Direct maximum date for the Dicynodon 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 176336: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Juan Benito Moreno on 08.02.2016, edited by Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Procolophonia - Procolophonidae
Spondylolestes rubidgei Broom 1937 parareptile
 Procolophonia -
Pareiasaurus serridens Owen parareptile
 Gorgodontia - Gorgonopidae
"Aelurognathus minor n. sp." = Lycaenops minor6
"Aelurognathus minor n. sp." = Lycaenops minor6 Brink and Kitching 1953 reptile
BP/1/262, crushed skull
Osteichthyes
 Therapsida - Kingoriidae
"Dicynodontoides parringtoni n. sp." = Dicynodontoides recurvidens4
"Dicynodontoides parringtoni n. sp." = Dicynodontoides recurvidens4 Owen 1876 dicynodont
RC 45, a poorly preserved and prepared skull
 Therapsida -
"Dicynodon microdon n. sp." = Basilodon woodwardi3
"Dicynodon microdon n. sp." = Basilodon woodwardi3 Broom 1913 dicynodont
TM 267, A complete skull
 Therapsida - Lystrosauridae
"Lystrosaurus rubidgei n. sp." = Lystrosaurus murrayi5
"Lystrosaurus rubidgei n. sp." = Lystrosaurus murrayi5 Huxley 1859 dicynodont
RC 46, partial skull
 Therapsida -
"Dicynodon kitchingi" = Dicynodon lacerticeps
"Dicynodon kitchingi" = Dicynodon lacerticeps Owen 1845 dicynodont
 Therapsida - Cryptodontidae
"Dicynodon vanderbyli n. sp." = Oudenodon bainii2
"Dicynodon vanderbyli n. sp." = Oudenodon bainii2 Owen 1860 therapsid
MMK 4042, a very poorly preserved partial skull
 Therocephalia - Akidnognathidae
Moschorhinus kitchingi n. gen. n. sp.1
Moschorhinus kitchingi n. gen. n. sp.1 Broom 1920 therapsid
BMNH R5698, snout
 Therocephalia - Whaitsiidae
"Notosollasia laticeps n. gen. n. sp." = Theriognathus microps1
"Notosollasia laticeps n. gen. n. sp." = Theriognathus microps1 Owen 1876 therapsid
BMNH R5699, skull with lower jaw