"Purple Beds", Luang Prabang (Permian of Laos)

Where: Luang Prabang, Laos (20.0° N, 102.1° E: paleocoordinates 6.4° S, 96.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Lopingian (259.9 - 252.2 Ma)

• "Consequently, even if Dicynodon can no longer be regarded as a very accurate stratigraphic marker, a Late Permian age of the purple beds of the area of Luang Prabang can be considered as established; a few additional data, although not very informative, are not in contradiction with such an age" (Battail, 2009)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: B. Battail. 2009. Late Permian dicynodont fauna from Laos. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 315(1):33-40 [R. Butler/J. Benito Moreno]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 176998: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Juan Benito Moreno on 15.03.2016

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Taxonomic list

 Therapsida -
Dicynodontia indet. Owen 1859 dicynodont
Medium sized specimens, mostly cranial remains, currently under study (Battail, 2009)
Dicynodon incisivum n. sp. Repelin 1923 dicynodont
A fragmentary, dorsoventrally crushed snout, now lost
 Anthracosauromorpha -
Anthracosauromorpha indet. Ivakhnenko and Tverdokhlebova 1980 tetrapod
Rare remains, under study (Battail, 2009)