RN4, Berivotra (Cretaceous of Madagascar)

Where: Mahajanga, Madagascar (15.9° S, 46.6° E: paleocoordinates 30.1° S, 38.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

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

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; claystone

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by Perrier de la Bathie in 1920; reposited in the MNHN

• probably collected around 1920 by Perrier de la Bathie (same trip documented in 1921 paper, but this collection not indicated specifically therein)

Primary reference: J. Piveteau. 1926. Contribution a l'etude des formations lagunaires du nord-ouest de Madagascar [Contribution to the study of the lagoonal formations of northwest Madagascar]. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 4e série 26:33-38 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 70246: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 20.03.2007

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Taxonomic list

 Ornithischia -
Stegosaurus madagascariensis n. sp. Piveteau 1926 ornithischian