B32, Usili mountain, Ngaka - Kingori Hill Area, Ruhuhu Valley (Permian of Tanzania)

Where: Ruvuma, Tanzania (10.3° S, 35.1° E: paleocoordinates 55.1° S, 15.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cistecephalus other zone, Usili Formation (Songea Group), Wuchiapingian (259.9 - 254.2 Ma)

• "Lower Bone Bed [K6]" - now recognised as part of the Usili Formation

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: G. M. Stockley. 1932. The geology of the Ruhuhu Coalfields, Tanganyika Territory. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 88(4):610-622 [R. Whatley/R. Whatley/R. Whatley]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 178128: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Juan Benito Moreno on 20.04.2016, edited by Richard Butler and Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Procolophonia -
Pareiasauria indet.2 Seeley 1888 parareptile
 Gorgodontia -
Gorgonopsia indet.2 Seeley 1894 reptile
 Gorgodontia - Gorgonopidae
"Tangagorgon tenuirostris n. gen. n. sp." = Lycaenops tenuirostris1
"Tangagorgon tenuirostris n. gen. n. sp." = Lycaenops tenuirostris1 Boonstra 1953 reptile
SAM 11744 (holotype), partial skull
 Therapsida -
"Dicynodon roberti" = Syops vanhoepeni1, Dicynodon huenei3, "Endothiodon cf. bathystoma" = Endothiodon bathystoma2, "Pachytegos stockleyi n. gen. n. sp." = Endothiodon bathystoma2
"Dicynodon roberti" = Syops vanhoepeni1 Boonstra 1938 dicynodont
SAM 11706, piece of intertemporal region
Dicynodon huenei3 Haughton 1932 dicynodont
Left maxilla and lower jaw tip, originally identified as "Dicynodon tealei", cited as "Dicynodon huenei" by Kammerer et al., 2011
"Endothiodon cf. bathystoma" = Endothiodon bathystoma2 Owen dicynodont
"Pachytegos stockleyi n. gen. n. sp." = Endothiodon bathystoma2 Owen dicynodont
 Therapsida - Cryptodontidae
Dicynodon tealei n. sp.2, "Neomegacyclops cyclops n. sp." = Rhachiocephalus magnus1, "Megacyclops usiliensis n. sp." = Rhachiocephalus magnus4
Dicynodon tealei n. sp.2 Haughton 1932 therapsid
SAM-PK-10631, a fragment of skull roof surrounding the pinneal foramen
"Neomegacyclops cyclops n. sp." = Rhachiocephalus magnus1 Owen 1876 therapsid
SAM 11707, portion of a pineal area of skull
"Megacyclops usiliensis n. sp." = Rhachiocephalus magnus4 Owen 1876 therapsid