Gouph Tract, Beaufort West (Permian of South Africa)

Also known as Gouph Koup

Where: Western Cape, South Africa (32.4° S, 22.6° E: paleocoordinates 60.1° S, 35.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Abrahamskraal Formation (Beaufort Group), Guadalupian (272.3 - 259.9 Ma)

• This is a vague locality covering both the Tapinocephalus and the Pristerognathus Assemblage Zones, making the precise stratigraphic origin of the different remains difficult to assesss (Kammerer et al, 2011)

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 177007: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Juan Benito Moreno on 15.03.2016, edited by Richard Butler

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Gorgodontia - Gorgonopidae
Aelurosaurus whaitsi3, "Aelurosaurus felinus n. gen. n. sp." = Aelurosaurus felinus3, "Aelurosauroides watsoni n. gen. n. sp." = Aelurosaurus felinus3
Aelurosaurus whaitsi3 Broom 1911 reptile
BMNH R 855a, snout and large part of lower jaw
"Aelurosaurus felinus n. gen. n. sp." = Aelurosaurus felinus3 Owen 1881 reptile
BMNH R 339, snout
"Aelurosauroides watsoni n. gen. n. sp." = Aelurosaurus felinus3 Owen 1881 reptile
BMNH R 855, snout
 Gorgodontia -
Cerdodon tenuidens Broom 1915 reptile
 Gorgodontia - Tapinocephalidae
Mormosaurus seeleyi Watson 1914 reptile
 Gorgodontia - Titanosuchidae
Titanosuchus ferox Owen 1879 reptile
Osteichthyes
 Therapsida -
"Opisthoctenodon brachyops n. sp." = Emydops arctatus, "Dicynodon pseudojouberti" = Diictodon pseudojouberti
"Opisthoctenodon brachyops n. sp." = Emydops arctatus Owen 1876 dicynodont
SAM 708, a weathered skull
"Dicynodon pseudojouberti" = Diictodon pseudojouberti Boonstra 1948 dicynodont
 Therapsida - Pylaecephalidae
"Dicynodon jouberti n. sp." = Diictodon feliceps1
"Dicynodon jouberti n. sp." = Diictodon feliceps1 Owen 1876 dicynodont
SAM-PK-695, a complete, but poorly preserved skull and lower jaws
 Therocephalia - Pristerognathidae
Hyorhynchus platyceps n. gen. n. sp.2
Hyorhynchus platyceps n. gen. n. sp.2 Seeley 1889 therapsid
BMNH R 872, an imperfect skull