Mokkanametsong tracksite (zone B/2) (Jurassic to of Lesotho)

Also known as Moyeni, Mokanametsong

Where: Quthing, Lesotho (30.4° S, 27.7° E: paleocoordinates 44.1° S, 1.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Member (Elliot Formation), Hettangian to Hettangian (201.3 - 190.8 Ma)

• "upper Red Beds"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; red sandstone

• "pink sandstone, then red"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by P. Ellenberger

Collection methods: surface (in situ), peel or thin section,

Primary reference: P. Ellenberger. 1970. Les niveaux paléontologiques de première apparition des mammifères primoridaux en Afrique du Sud et leur ichnologie. Establissement de zones stratigraphiques detaillees dans le Stormberg du Lesotho (Afrique du Sud) (Trias Supérieur à Jurassique) [The paleontological levels of the first appearance of primordial mammals in southern Africa and their ichnology. Establishment of detailed stratigraphic zones in the Stormberg of Lesotho (southern Africa) (Upper Triassic to Jurassic). In: S. H. Haughton (ed.), Second Symposium on Gondwana Stratigraphy and Paleontology, International Union of Geological Sciences. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria 343-370 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 84072: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 16.09.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Aves
  -
Trisauropodiscus superavipes n. sp. Ellenberger 1970 bird
Reptilia
 Saurischia - Eubrontidae
"Aetonychopus rapidus n. gen. n. sp." = Grallator rapidus, "Neotrisauropus deambulator" = Grallator deambulator, "Neotrisauropus mokanametsongensis n. sp." = Grallator mokanametsongensis, "Aetonychopus digitigradus n. sp." = Grallator digitigradus, "Platysauropus ingens" = Plastisauropus ingens
"Aetonychopus rapidus n. gen. n. sp." = Grallator rapidus Ellenberger 1974 theropod
"Neotrisauropus deambulator" = Grallator deambulator Ellenberger 1970 theropod
"Neotrisauropus mokanametsongensis n. sp." = Grallator mokanametsongensis Ellenberger 1974 theropod
trackways A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, D1, D2, AC, C2, E1, E2, AE, AF1, AF2
"Aetonychopus digitigradus n. sp." = Grallator digitigradus Ellenberger 1974 theropod
"Platysauropus ingens" = Plastisauropus ingens Ellenberger 1970 theropod
 Neornithischia - Moyenisauropodidae
"Masitisisauropodiscus fringilla n. sp." = Anomoepus fringilla, "Moyenisauropus levicauda n. sp." = Anomoepus scambus, "Moyenisauropus palmipes n. sp." = Anomoepus palmipes, "Masitisisauropezus minutus n. sp." = Anomoepus minutus, "Masitisisauropodiscus turdus n. gen. n. sp." = Anomoepus turda
"Masitisisauropodiscus fringilla n. sp." = Anomoepus fringilla Ellenberger 1974 bird foot dinosaur
trackways AZ1, AZ2
"Moyenisauropus levicauda n. sp." = Anomoepus scambus Hitchcock 1848 bird foot dinosaur
"Moyenisauropus palmipes n. sp." = Anomoepus palmipes Ellenberger 1970 bird foot dinosaur
varieties angustus, exiguus (elevated to species)
"Masitisisauropezus minutus n. sp." = Anomoepus minutus Ellenberger 1974 bird foot dinosaur
"Masitisisauropodiscus turdus n. gen. n. sp." = Anomoepus turda Ellenberger 1974 bird foot dinosaur
 Pseudosuchia - Batrachopodidae
"Suchopus bakoenaorum n. gen. n. sp." = Batrachopus bakoenaorum
"Suchopus bakoenaorum n. gen. n. sp." = Batrachopus bakoenaorum Ellenberger 1974 archosaur
 Pseudosuchia - Chirotheriidae
Synaptichnium motutongense n. sp. Ellenberger 1974 archosaur
Moyenisauropodiscus perdiciforma
  -
Moyenisauropodiscus perdiciforma n. gen. n. sp. Ellenberger 1970
 Carnavia -
"Moyenisauropus minimus n. sp." = Masitisisauropezus minimus, Masitisisauropus exiguus n. sp., Masitisisauropus angustus n. sp.
"Moyenisauropus minimus n. sp." = Masitisisauropezus minimus Hitchcock 1862
Masitisisauropus exiguus n. sp. Ellenberger 1974
Masitisisauropus angustus n. sp. Ellenberger 1974