kopje, Kromme Spruit (zone A/5) (Triassic of South Africa)

Also known as Krommspruit, Krommespruit

Where: Eastern Cape, South Africa (30.5° S, 27.4° E: paleocoordinates 51.1° S, 1.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Member (Elliot Formation), Norian (228.0 - 208.5 Ma)

• base of "Red Beds" = lower Elliot Fm. Lower Elliot Fm. dated as Norian (McPhee et al. 2014)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1918

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float), surface (in situ), mechanical,

• bones found weathered down slope of a steep kopje, then traced to a "pocket" of in situ bones near the top.

Primary reference: S. H. Haughton. 1924. The fauna and stratigraphy of the Stormberg Series. Annals of the South African Museum 12:323-497 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36735: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 11.02.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Saurischia - Plateosauridae
"Plateosaurus cullingworthi n. sp." = Plateosauravus cullingworthi
"Plateosaurus cullingworthi n. sp." = Plateosauravus cullingworthi Huene 1932 plateosaurid
"3 or 4 individuals"; SAM 3341-3356, 3603-3603
 Saurischia -
Euskelosaurus africanus n. sp. Haughton 1924 prosauropod
spelled "Euskelesaurus"; SAM 3608