Mevarana site 2 (Cretaceous of Madagascar)

Also known as Maevarana, Meravana

Where: Mahajanga, Madagascar (15.9° S, 46.6° E: paleocoordinates 30.1° S, 38.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Maevarano Formation, Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; argillaceous sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by F. Salètes & Landillon in 1895

Collection methods: surface (float),

• F. Salètes was to construct a temporary hospital, and ordered Mr. Landillon (a regimental staff officer) to collect fossils. These were sent to C. Depéret in Lyon.

Primary reference: C. Depéret. 1896. Note sur les dinosauriens sauropodes & théropodes du Crétacé supérieur de Madagascar [Note on the sauropod and theropod dinosaurs from the Upper Cretaceous of Madagascar]. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 3e série 24:176-194 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 59692: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 07.04.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines Batsch 1788 turtle
 Saurischia - Abelisauridae
"Megalosaurus crenatissimus n. sp." = Majungasaurus crenatissimus
"Megalosaurus crenatissimus n. sp." = Majungasaurus crenatissimus Depéret 1896 ceratosaur
teeth, ungula, vertebrae (FSL)