Syntarsus site, farm Paradys (Jurassic to of South Africa)

Where: Free State, South Africa (27.0° S, 27.0° E: paleocoordinates 40.8° S, 0.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, fine-grained, hematitic, red, silty mudstone

• "hard mudrock matrix...a haematite crust...a matrix of fine-grained, pinkish-maroon silty mudstone"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1981; reposited in the BPI

Collection methods: mechanical,

Primary reference: D. Munyikwa and M. A. Raath. 1999. Further material of the ceratosaurian dinosaur Syntarsus from the Elliot Formation (Early Jurassic) of South Africa. Palaeontologia Africana 35:55-59 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45530: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 29.10.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Saurischia -
? Dracovenator regenti Yates 2005 neotheropod
BP/1/5278