Tendaguru quarry St (Jurassic of Tanzania)

Also known as Stegosaur quarry, quarry EH, Kindope, British Expedition

Where: Lindi, Tanzania (9.7° S, 39.2° E: paleocoordinates 29.4° S, 16.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Dinosaur Member (Tendaguru Formation), Late/Upper Kimmeridgian (155.7 - 150.8 Ma)

• formerly Middle Saurian Bed

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; gray, green, red, sandy marl

• "greenish-grey and reddish sandy marls"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by H. Reck, E. Hennig, W. Cutler in 1909-1912, 1927

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• includes 1912 collection by H. Reck (often listed under EH but same quarry); quarry reopened by British Museum in 1927

Primary reference: H. Reck. 1911. Bericht ├╝ber die Ausgrabungen und Ergebnisse der Tendaguru-Expedition [Report on the excavations and results of the Tendaguru Expedition]. Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 1911(8):385-397 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 47151: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 16.02.2005

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Saurischia -
Sauropoda indet.9 Marsh 1878 sauropod
HMN.MB.R.2623 (St 61)
Diplodocoidea indet.9 sauropod
HMN.MB.R.2716 (= St 243)
 Saurischia - Dicraeosauridae
Dicraeosaurus hansemanni6 Janensch 1914 dicraeosaurid
St 53
 Saurischia - Diplodocidae
"Barosaurus africanus" = Tornieria africana6
"Barosaurus africanus" = Tornieria africana6 Fraas 1908 diplodocine
ST 234, 307, 905
 Saurischia - Brachiosauridae
"Brachiosaurus brancai" = Giraffatitan brancai5
"Brachiosaurus brancai" = Giraffatitan brancai5 Janensch 1914 brachiosaurid
St 134, 148-150, 291
 Theropoda -
Theropoda "indet. A"4 theropod
tooth
 Saurischia -
Tetanurae indet.8 Gauthier 1986 tetanuran
tibia
 Avetheropoda -
? Carcharodontosauria indet.2 Benson et al. 2010 allosauroid
large; St 233
Coelurosauria "indet. d"4 Huene 1914 coelurosaur
teeth
Coelurosauria "indet. f"4 Huene 1914 coelurosaur
teeth
 Saurischia -
Abelisauroidea indet.8 Bonaparte 1991 ceratosaur
tibia
 Saurischia - Ceratosauridae
? Ceratosauridae indet.1 Marsh 1884 ceratosaur
tooth type b
 Saurischia -
Ceratosaurus ? roechlingi4 Janensch 1925 ceratosaur
Ceratosaurus sp.7 Marsh 1884 ceratosaur
tooth type e
 Ornithischia - Stegosauridae
Kentrosaurus aethiopicus n. gen. n. sp.3
Kentrosaurus aethiopicus n. gen. n. sp.3 Hennig 1915 ornithischian