Tendaguru quarry MD (Jurassic of Tanzania)

Also known as Pterosaur Quarry

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)

• formerly Upper Saurian Bed

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; poorly lithified, fine-grained sandstone

• "soft, fine-grained sandstone"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by W. Janensch, H. Reck in 1911-1912

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

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 47160: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 16.02.2005, edited by Richard Butler

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Saurischia - Diplodocidae
"Barosaurus africanus" = Tornieria africana2
"Barosaurus africanus" = Tornieria africana2 Fraas 1908 diplodocine
 Avetheropoda -
Coelurosauria "indet. a"1 Huene 1914 coelurosaur
tooth type
Coelurosauria "indet. d"1 Huene 1914 coelurosaur
tooth type
 Pterosauria -
Pterosauria indet. Kaup 1834 pterosaur
Many bones and teeth of pterosaurs
Pterodactylus brancai n. sp.3 Reck 1931 pterosaur
MB.R.2842, 2848, tibiotarsus and wing phalanx 1