Ladybrand townlands (zone B/4) (Jurassic of South Africa)

Also known as G. capensis type

Where: Free State, South Africa (29.2° S, 27.5° E: paleocoordinates 42.8° S, 1.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Clarens Formation (Stormberg Group), Sinemurian (199.3 - 190.8 Ma)

• = Cave Sandstone

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; poorly lithified sandstone

• "soft sandstone matrix"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by R. Broom in 1905

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: R. Broom. 1906. On the South African dinosaur (Hortalotarsus). Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 16(3):201-206 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36751: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 12.02.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
Gyposaurus capensis n. gen. n. sp.
Gyposaurus capensis n. gen. n. sp. Broom 1911 prosauropod
SAM 990