Tendaguru quarry H (Jurassic of Tanzania)

Where: Lindi, Tanzania (9.7° S, 39.2° E: paleocoordinates 29.9° S, 17.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Dinosaur Member (Tendaguru Formation), Tithonian (152.1 - 145.0 Ma)

• Upper Transitional Sands = base of Upper Saurian Bed (former name of member)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by W. Janensch, M. Keranje in 1909

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• density = 1.71; total NISP = 24

Primary reference: W. Janensch. 1925. Die Coelurosaurier und Theropoden der Tendaguru-Schichten Deutsch-Ostafrikas [The coelurosaurs and theropods of the Tendaguru Formation of German East Africa]. Palaeontographica, Supplement VII (1) 1(1):1-100 [A. Behrensmeyer/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taphonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 47144: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 15.02.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Cephalopoda
 Belemnoida -
Belemnoida indet.1 Gray 1849 belemnite
Reptilia
 Saurischia -
Sauropoda indet.3 Marsh 1878 sauropod
HMN.MB.R.2579, 2578 (H8, 2)
 Saurischia - Diplodocidae
Diplodocinae indet.3 diplodocine
 Saurischia - Brachiosauridae
? Brachiosauridae indet.3 Riggs 1904 brachiosaurid
HMN.MB.R.2585, 2617, 2677 (H7, 6, 1)
 Theropoda -
 Saurischia -
Abelisauroidea indet.2 Bonaparte 1991 ceratosaur
tibia
 Ornithischia - Stegosauridae
Kentrosaurus aethiopicus1 Hennig 1915 ornithischian