Farm Ripplemead, New Bethesda (Triassic of South Africa)

Where: Eastern Cape, South Africa (31.7° S, 24.5° E: paleocoordinates 64.9° S, 22.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Ripplemead Member (Balfour Formation), Early/Lower Triassic (252.2 - 247.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. W. Kitching. 1968. On the Lystrosaurus Zone and its fauna with special reference to some immature Lystrosauridae. Palaeontologia Africana 11:61-76 [H. Sims/J. Camp]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 196533: authorized by Alex Dunhill, entered by Bethany Allen on 19.09.2018

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Taxonomic list

 Dicynodontia - Lystrosauridae
"Lystrosaurus primitivus n. sp." = Lystrosaurus declivis, "Lystrosaurus amphibius n. sp." = Lystrosaurus maccaigi
"Lystrosaurus primitivus n. sp." = Lystrosaurus declivis Brink 1951 dicynodont
BP 330, skull
"Lystrosaurus amphibius n. sp." = Lystrosaurus maccaigi Seeley 1898 dicynodont
BPI 136, skull