Lake Kariba Island 126/127 (Jurassic to of Zimbabwe)

Also known as Vulcanodon type site

Where: Mashonaland North, Zimbabwe (16.8° S, 28.3° E: paleocoordinates 31.6° S, 5.5° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Forest Sandstone Formation, Sinemurian to Sinemurian (199.3 - 182.7 Ma)

• Uppermost Forest Sandstone, and likely to be Sinemurian–Pliensbachian (Viglietti et al. 2017)

•beds were unnamed in the original papers, but were subsequently referred to as the "Vulcanodon Beds". Beds are described as "very near the Trias-Jurassic boundary, probably tending towards the lowermost Jurassic"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone

• "it was found in a sandstone lens between two successive lava flows"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by A. Gibson, G. Bond, M. Raath, M. Willborg in 1969-1970

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: G. Bond, J. F. Wilson, and M. A. Raath. 1970. Upper Karroo pillow lava and a new sauropod horizon in Rhodesia. Nature 227:1339 [M. Carrano/K. Maguire/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34768: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 23.09.2003, edited by Kaitlin Maguire

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
Vulcanodon karibaensis n. gen. n. sp.
Vulcanodon karibaensis n. gen. n. sp. Raath 1972 sauropod