Phuthiatsana tracksite (zone A/3) (Triassic to of Lesotho)

Also known as Phutiatsana

Where: Lesotho (29.4° S, 27.4° E: paleocoordinates 53.1° S, 1.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Molteno Formation (Stormberg Group), Carnian to Carnian (237.0 - 208.5 Ma)

• probably upper third of formation (zone A/3)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; green, red claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression, trace

Collected by Jacques in 1963

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: F. Ellenberger, P. Ellenberger, J. Fabre and C. Mendrez. 1963. Deux nouvelles dalles à pistes de Vertébrés fossiles découvertes au Basutoland (Afrique du Sud) [Two new sites of fossil vertebrate prints discovered in Basutoland (South Africa)]. Comptes Rendus de la Société géologique de France 1963:315-317 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 56029: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 10.11.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
"Tetrasauropus jaquesi n. sp." = Lavinipes jaquesi
"Tetrasauropus jaquesi n. sp." = Lavinipes jaquesi Ellenberger 1970 saurischian
 Saurischia - Otozoidae
cf. Otozoum sp. Hitchcock 1847 prosauropod
 Saurischia -
"Pseudotetrasauropus augustus n. sp." = Pseudotetrasauropus bipedoida, Pseudotetrasauropus acutunguis n. sp., Theropoda indet.
"Pseudotetrasauropus augustus n. sp." = Pseudotetrasauropus bipedoida Ellenberger 1970 prosauropod
Pseudotetrasauropus acutunguis n. sp. Ellenberger 1970 prosauropod
Theropoda indet. Marsh 1881 theropod
bipedal saurischians
 Avetheropoda -
Bosiutrisauropus phuthiatsani n. gen. n. sp. Ellenberger 1970 carnosaur
 Saurischia - Eubrontidae
"Prototrisauropus rectilineus n. sp." = Grallator rectilineus
"Prototrisauropus rectilineus n. sp." = Grallator rectilineus Ellenberger 1970 theropod