Tendaguru quarry Z (Jurassic of Tanzania)

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

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• formerly Upper Saurian Bed

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• "greenish-grey and reddish sandy marls"

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by W. Janensch, S. Mwejelo in 1910

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: W. Janensch. 1914. Bericht über den Verlauf der Tendaguru-Expedition. Archiv für Biontologie [Report on the progress of the Tendaguru Expedition] 3(1):1-58 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 47156: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 16.02.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Saurischia - Diplodocidae
Diplodocinae indet.3 diplodocine
Z 15, 27, 37, SMNS 12141b
 Saurischia - Brachiosauridae
"Brachiosaurus brancai" = Giraffatitan brancai2
"Brachiosaurus brancai" = Giraffatitan brancai2 Janensch 1914 brachiosaurid
Z 68
 Saurischia -
Megalosaurus ? ingens1 Janensch 1920 tetanuran
 Avetheropoda -
Coelurosauria "indet. b"1 Huene 1914 coelurosaur