Sphenosuchus type, Paballong (Jurassic to of South Africa)

Also known as near Mount Fletcher

Where: Eastern Cape, South Africa (30.4° S, 28.5° E: paleocoordinates 44.5° S, 0.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Member (Elliot Formation), Hettangian to Hettangian (201.3 - 190.8 Ma)

• "Red Beds", upper part of Elliot Fm.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; muddy sandstone and sandy mudstone

• "preserved in a maroon matrix that varies from a rather hard sandstone with thin shale partings to a sandy mudstone that can be removed with a mounted needle." (Walker 1990)

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by A. L. du Toit

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• SAM: Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town

Primary reference: S. H. Haughton. 1915. A new thecodont from the Stormberg beds. Annals of the South African Museum 12:98-105 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36670: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 09.02.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Loricata -
Sphenosuchus acutus n. gen. n. sp.
Sphenosuchus acutus n. gen. n. sp. Haughton 1915 crocodilian
SAM 3014, skull and partial skeleton