Haakdoornbult 344 (Jurassic to of South Africa)

Also known as Gigantoscelus type

Where: Limpopo, South Africa (23.8° S, 28.3° E: paleocoordinates 38.4° S, 3.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Springbok Flats Member (Bushveld Sandstone Formation), Hettangian to Hettangian (201.3 - 190.8 Ma)

• Previously reported as Late Triassic in age, but considered equivalent to the Early Jurassic Clarens Formation of southern South Africa (e.g. Smith et al. 1993. J. African Earth Sciences 16: 160)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1916

Primary reference: E. C. N. Van Hoepen. 1916. De ouderdom der Transvaalsche Karroolagen [The age of the Transvaal Karoo beds]. Verhandelingen van het Geologisch-Mijnbouwkundig Genootschap voor Nederland en Koloniƫn. Geologische Serie 3:107-117 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36734: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 11.02.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
Gigantoscelus molengraaffi n. gen. n. sp. Van Hoepen 1916 prosauropod
TM 65