Witkop, Jamestown (zone A/6) (Triassic to of South Africa)

Where: Eastern Cape, South Africa (31.1° S, 26.8° E: paleocoordinates 50.2° S, 2.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Member (Elliot Formation), Norian to Norian (228.0 - 201.3 Ma)

• base of "Red Beds" = Elliot Fm.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by R. Broom & D. R. Kannemeyer in 1915; reposited in the AMNH

• includes collection by Broom and later discovery of 2 phalanges at same site by D. R. Kannemeyer

Primary reference: R. Broom. 1915. Catalogue of types and figured specimens of fossil vertebrates in the American Museum of Natural History. II.–Permian, Triassic and Jurassic reptiles of South Africa. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 25(2):105-164 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36739: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 11.02.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
Plateosaurus stormbergensis n. sp. Broom 1915 prosauropod
AMNH 5605