Tendaguru quarry A (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)

• formerly Upper Saurian Bed

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: channel lag; intraclastic, gray, green, red, sandy siltstone

• "intraclast-bearing sandy siltstone" (orig. described as a "marl").

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by E. Fraas, B. Sattler in 1907

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float), surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: E. Fraas. 1908. Ostafrikanische Dinosaurier [East African dinosaurs]. Palaeontographica 55(61):105-144 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 47181: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 16.02.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Lepisosteiformes -
Lepidotes sp. Agassiz 1843 gar
 Saurischia - Diplodocidae
"Gigantosaurus africanus n. gen. n. sp." = Tornieria africana
"Gigantosaurus africanus n. gen. n. sp." = Tornieria africana Fraas 1908 diplodocine
SMNS 12140 (A); HMN.MB.R.2672 (A1), A4