Seaka tracksite (zone A/3) (Jurassic to of Lesotho)

Where: Quthing, Lesotho (30.3° S, 27.6° E: paleocoordinates 44.0° S, 1.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Member (Elliot Formation), Hettangian to Hettangian (201.3 - 190.8 Ma)

• "red beds", also referred to Lower Elliot (Late Triassic)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, trace

Collected by Ellenberger

Primary reference: F. Ellenberger and P. Ellenberger. 1958. Principaux types de pistes de Vertébrés dans les couches du Stormberg au Basutoland (Afrique du Sud) (Note préliminaire) [Principal types of vertebrate prints in the Stormberg beds of Basutoland (South Africa) (preliminary note)]. Comptes Rendus de la Société géologique de France 1958:65-67 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 56003: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 10.11.2005

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Dinosauromorpha -
Paratrisauropus mendrezi n. sp. Ellenberger 1970 ornithodiran
track F
 Saurischia -
Pseudotetrasauropus elegans n. sp. Ellenberger 1970 prosauropod
Pseudotetrasauropus francisci n. sp. Ellenberger 1970 prosauropod
 Saurischia - Eubrontidae
"Prototrisauropus angustidigitus n. sp." = Grallator angustidigitus, "Prototrisauropus graciosus n. sp." = Grallator graciosus, "Prototrisauropus crassidigitus n. sp." = Grallator crassidigitus
"Prototrisauropus angustidigitus n. sp." = Grallator angustidigitus Ellenberger 1970 theropod
"Prototrisauropus graciosus n. sp." = Grallator graciosus Ellenberger 1970 theropod
"Prototrisauropus crassidigitus n. sp." = Grallator crassidigitus Ellenberger 1970 theropod
2 varieties
 Loricata -
"Tetrasauropus seakensis n. sp." = Paratetrasauropus seakensis
"Tetrasauropus seakensis n. sp." = Paratetrasauropus seakensis Ellenberger 1970 crocodilian
 Pseudosuchia - Chirotheriidae
"Pseudotetrasauropus dulcis n. sp." = Brachychirotherium thuringiacum
"Pseudotetrasauropus dulcis n. sp." = Brachychirotherium thuringiacum Rühle von Lilienstern 1938 archosaur
Osteichthyes
 Therapsida -
"Tetrasauropus gigas n. sp." = Pentasauropus incredibilis, "Pentasauropus motlejoi n. sp." = Pentasauropus incredibilis
"Tetrasauropus gigas n. sp." = Pentasauropus incredibilis Ellenberger 1970 dicynodont
"Pentasauropus motlejoi n. sp." = Pentasauropus incredibilis Ellenberger 1970 dicynodont
Lacertoidopus sociabilis
  -
Lacertoidopus sociabilis n. sp. Ellenberger 1970
 Limnavia -
Seakatrisauropus divergens n. sp. Ellenberger 1970
Seakatrisauropus unguiferus n. sp. Ellenberger 1970