Donovan's Kop (Triassic of South Africa)

Where: Free State, South Africa (30.5° S, 26.1° E: paleocoordinates 64.8° S, 20.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Lystrosaurus Assemblage zone, Katberg Formation (Beaufort Group), Induan (252.2 - 251.2 Ma)

• Lystrosaurus Assemblage Zone; informations on lithostratigraphy are from Abdala et al. (2006, PALAIOS, 21(5)); the Katberg Fm. is Induan in age, according to Catuneanu et al. (2005, J. Afr. Earth Sci., 35(1))

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; siliciclastic sediments

• "It [the Katberg Formation] was deposited under arid climatic conditions within the more distal parts of a sandy, bedload-dominated, ephemeral braided stream complex draining a source area composed predominantly of granitic, metamorphic and alkaline volcanic rocks (Hiller and Stavrakis, 1984; Smith, 1995)." (Catuneanu et al., 2005, J. African Earth Sci. 43)

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J. Kitching, A. Warren in 1968, 1992

Primary reference: R. R. Reisz and D. Scott. 2002. Owenetta kitchingorum, sp. nov., a small parareptile (Procolophonia: Owenettidae) from the Lower Triassic of South Africa. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 22(2):244-256 [J. Mueller/J. Dummasch/T. Liebrecht]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 80140: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Jana Dummasch on 07.04.2008, edited by Richard Butler

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Taxonomic list

 Procolophonia - Owenettidae
Owenetta kitchingorum n. sp. Reisz and Scott 2002 parareptile
BP/1/4195a (type), BP/1/4195b, BP/1/4196, BP/1/5398
 Therapsida -
"Glochinodontoides gracilis n. gen. n. sp." = Galesaurus planiceps
"Glochinodontoides gracilis n. gen. n. sp." = Galesaurus planiceps Owen 1860 therapsid
 Therapsida - Lystrosauridae
Lystrosaurus murrayi, "Lystrosaurus curvatus" = Lystrosaurus curvatus, "Lystrosaurus oviceps" = Lystrosaurus curvatus, Lystrosaurus declivis
Lystrosaurus murrayi Huxley 1859 dicynodont
"Lystrosaurus curvatus" = Lystrosaurus curvatus Owen 1876 dicynodont
"Lystrosaurus oviceps" = Lystrosaurus curvatus Owen 1876 dicynodont
Lystrosaurus declivis Brink 1951 dicynodont