Kwengula stream, Southcote Farm (Jurassic to of Zimbabwe)

Also known as Syntarsus type

Where: Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe (20.0° S, 28.4° E: paleocoordinates 35.0° S, 5.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Forest Sandstone Formation (Karoo Group), Hettangian to Hettangian (201.3 - 190.8 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; fine-grained, yellow sandstone

• "fine-grained, pale, buff-coloured"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by M. A. Raath in 1963-1966

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

• Originally discovered by schoolboys

Primary reference: M. A. Raath. 1968. Rhodesian dinosaurs in a southern African context. The Rhodesia Science News 2(6):89-91 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 48392: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 17.03.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
Massospondylus harriesi2 Broom 1911 prosauropod
"probably" this taxon
 Saurischia - Coelophysidae
"Syntarsus rhodesiensis n. gen. n. sp." = Coelophysis rhodesiensis1
"Syntarsus rhodesiensis n. gen. n. sp." = Coelophysis rhodesiensis1 Raath 1969 neotheropod