Maura River, Zambezi Valley 2 (Jurassic to of Zimbabwe)

Where: Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe (16.2° S, 30.1° E: paleocoordinates 32.1° S, 8.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• originally called the "Maura River beds"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by M. A. Raath & Lovemore in 1968

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: G. Bond. 1972. Milestones in Rhodesian paleontology (1901–1971). Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa 75(2):151-158 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 50824: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 23.05.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
Massospondylus harriesi Broom 1911 prosauropod
 Saurischia - Coelophysidae
"Syntarsus rhodesiensis" = Coelophysis rhodesiensis
"Syntarsus rhodesiensis" = Coelophysis rhodesiensis Raath 1969 neotheropod