Aliwal North Area (Triassic of South Africa)

Where: Eastern Cape, South Africa (30.7° S, 26.7° E: paleocoordinates 66.9° S, 12.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Cynognathus Assemblage zone, Burgersdorp Formation (Beaufort Group), Anisian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; siliciclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by A. Brown

• SAM: Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town

Primary reference: S.P. Modesto and R. J. Damiani. 2003. Taxonomic status of Thelegnathus browni Broom, a procolophonid reptile from the South African Triassic. Annals of Carnegie Museum 72(1):53-64 [J. Mueller/J. Dummasch]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 80060: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Jana Dummasch on 02.04.2008, edited by Torsten Liebrecht, Richard Butler and Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Brachyopidae
Batrachosuchus browni n. gen. n. sp.2
Batrachosuchus browni n. gen. n. sp.2 Broom 1903 tetrapod
(type) "collection of Alfred Brown", now probably in the SAM
 Temnospondyli - Mastodonsauridae
Parotosuchus dirus n. sp.6 Chernin 1978 tetrapod
SAM-PK-K434, fragmentary lower jaw
Reptilia
 Procolophonia - Procolophonidae
Thelegnathus browni n. gen. n. sp.3, Thelegnathus parvus n. sp.3
Thelegnathus browni n. gen. n. sp.3 Broom 1905 parareptile
SAM PK-5869 (type), a left maxilla
Thelegnathus parvus n. sp.3 Broom 1905 parareptile
 Diapsida -
Palacrodon browni n. gen. n. sp.7
Palacrodon browni n. gen. n. sp.7 Broom 1906 diapsid
SAM-PK-5871 (type), a left mandible; SAM-PK 6215, a right maxilla associated with the holotype jaw, apparently not noticed by Broom at that time
Osteichthyes
 Therapsida -
Nythosaurus browni n. sp.5 Broom 1912 therapsid
 Therapsida - Trirachodontidae
Trirachodon minor n. sp.3 Broom 1905 therapsid
 Therapsida -
Aelurosuchus browni n. gen. n. sp.4
Aelurosuchus browni n. gen. n. sp.4 Broom 1906 therapsid
 Therocephalia - Nothogomphodontidae
"Microgomphodon oligocynus n. gen. n. sp." = Microgomphodon oligocynus1, "Melinodon simus n. gen. n. sp." = Microgomphodon oligocynus3, "Sesamodon browni n. gen. n. sp." = Microgomphodon oligocynus3
"Microgomphodon oligocynus n. gen. n. sp." = Microgomphodon oligocynus1 Seeley 1895 therapsid
NHMUK R3305 (holotype), complete skull and lower jaws
"Melinodon simus n. gen. n. sp." = Microgomphodon oligocynus3 Seeley 1895 therapsid
"Sesamodon browni n. gen. n. sp." = Microgomphodon oligocynus3 Seeley 1895 therapsid