Harrismith Commonage (Triassic to of South Africa)

Also known as "Old Brickfield" Donga

Where: Free State, South Africa (28.3° S, 29.1° E: paleocoordinates 66.1° S, 10.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Lystrosaurus Assemblage Zone zone, Harrismith Member (Normandien Formation), Induan to Induan (252.2 - 247.2 Ma)

• "levels corresponding to the Harrismith Member of the Normandien Formation (Rubidge et al. 1995), which record a fauna biostratigraphically known as the Lystrosaurus AZ, Induan–early Olenekian in age." (Abdala 2007)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BPI

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

• TM: Ditsong National Museum of Natural History, formerly Transvaal Museum, Pretoria, South Africa

•MGM: McGregor Museum, Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa

Primary reference: E. H. Colbert and J. W. Kitching. 1977. Triassic Cynodont Reptiles From Antarctica. American Museum Novitates 2611:1-30 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 88282: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 06.04.2009, edited by Richard Butler, Juan Benito Moreno and Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli -
Lydekkerina sp.10, "Lydekkerina huxleyi" = Lydekkerina huxleyi8, "Lydekkerina dutoiti n. sp." = Lydekkerina huxleyi2, "Putterillia platyceps n. gen. n. sp." = Lydekkerina huxleyi2, "Limnoiketes paludinatans n. gen. n. sp." = Lydekkerina huxleyi10
Lydekkerina sp.10 Broom 1915 tetrapod
UMZC, partial skull
"Lydekkerina huxleyi" = Lydekkerina huxleyi8 Lydekker 1889 tetrapod
"Lydekkerina dutoiti n. sp." = Lydekkerina huxleyi2 Lydekker 1889 tetrapod
MGM 4285, skull
"Putterillia platyceps n. gen. n. sp." = Lydekkerina huxleyi2 Lydekker 1889 tetrapod
TM 168, partial skull (holotype)
"Limnoiketes paludinatans n. gen. n. sp." = Lydekkerina huxleyi10 Lydekker 1889 tetrapod
UMZC T.214, skull
 Temnospondyli - Rhinesuchidae
"Lydekkerina putterilli n. sp." = Broomistega putterilli2
"Lydekkerina putterilli n. sp." = Broomistega putterilli2 Broom 1930 tetrapod
TM 184, partial skull (holotype)
Reptilia
 Procolophonia - Procolophonidae
Procolophon cf. trigoniceps8 Owen 1876 parareptile
  -
Aenigmasaurus grallator8 Parrington 1953 reptile
 Eosuchia - Prolacertidae
Prolacerta broomi n. gen. n. sp.9
Prolacerta broomi n. gen. n. sp.9 Parrington 1935 archosauromorph
UMZC 2003.40 (holotype), partial skull. BP/1/2675, skull and postcranial skeleton.
 Eosuchia -
Archosauriformes indet.8 Gauthier 1986 archosauromorph
UMZC T950
 Eosuchia - Proterosuchidae
"Chasmatosaurus vanhoepeni n. gen. n. sp." = Proterosuchus fergusi7
"Chasmatosaurus vanhoepeni n. gen. n. sp." = Proterosuchus fergusi7 Broom 1903 archosauromorph
TM 201, skull
Osteichthyes
 Therapsida -
"Thrinaxodon liorhinus" = Thrinaxodon liorhinus, "Micrictodon marionae n. gen. n. sp." = Thrinaxodon liorhinus3, "Thrinaxodon putterilli n. sp." = Thrinaxodon liorhinus8, Galesaurus planiceps8, "Platycranion elegans n. gen. n. sp." = Platycraniellus elegans1, "Platycraniellus elegans" = Platycraniellus elegans8, Myosaurus gracilis n. gen. n. sp.4
"Thrinaxodon liorhinus" = Thrinaxodon liorhinus Seeley 1894 therapsid
"about 30 skulls of Thrinaxodon (very frequently with skeletal remains attached)"
"Micrictodon marionae n. gen. n. sp." = Thrinaxodon liorhinus3 Seeley 1894 therapsid
"Thrinaxodon putterilli n. sp." = Thrinaxodon liorhinus8 Seeley 1894 therapsid
Galesaurus planiceps8 Owen 1860 therapsid
NMQR 860, UMZC T819, UMZC T823, SAM-PK-K1119, TM 83
"Platycranion elegans n. gen. n. sp." = Platycraniellus elegans1 van Hoepen 1916 therapsid
TM 25 (holotype), skull; NMQR 1633, partial skull
"Platycraniellus elegans" = Platycraniellus elegans8 van Hoepen 1916 therapsid
Myosaurus gracilis n. gen. n. sp.4 Hammer and Cosgriff 1981 dicynodont
SAM 3526, 3526a (holotype), two skulls. At least 8 additional skulls
 Therapsida - Lystrosauridae
"Lystrosaurus murrayi" = Lystrosaurus murrayi8, "Lystrosaurus breyeri n. sp." = Lystrosaurus murrayi11, "Lystrosaurus jeppei n. sp." = Lystrosaurus murrayi12, "Lystrosaurus curvatus" = Lystrosaurus curvatus8, "Lystrosaurus theileri n. sp." = Lystrosaurus curvatus12, "Lystrosaurus jorisseni n. sp." = Lystrosaurus curvatus12, "Lystrosaurus wageri n. sp." = Lystrosaurus curvatus12, "Lystrosaurus maccaigi" = Lystrosaurus maccaigi5, "Lystrosaurus putterilli n. sp." = Lystrosaurus maccaigi11, "Dicynodon strigops n. sp." = Prolystrosaurus strigops8, "Lystrosaurus declivis" = Lystrosaurus declivis8, "Lystrosaurus wagneri n. sp." = Lystrosaurus declivis12
"Lystrosaurus murrayi" = Lystrosaurus murrayi8 Huxley 1859 dicynodont
"Lystrosaurus breyeri n. sp." = Lystrosaurus murrayi11 Huxley 1859 dicynodont
TM 19 (holotype), skull
"Lystrosaurus jeppei n. sp." = Lystrosaurus murrayi12 Huxley 1859 dicynodont
TM 15 (holotype), skull
"Lystrosaurus curvatus" = Lystrosaurus curvatus8 Owen 1876 dicynodont
"Lystrosaurus theileri n. sp." = Lystrosaurus curvatus12 Owen 1876 dicynodont
TM 16 (holotype), skull
"Lystrosaurus jorisseni n. sp." = Lystrosaurus curvatus12 Owen 1876 dicynodont
TM 17 (holotype), skull
"Lystrosaurus wageri n. sp." = Lystrosaurus curvatus12 Owen 1876 dicynodont
TM 18 (holotype), skull
"Lystrosaurus maccaigi" = Lystrosaurus maccaigi5 Seeley 1898 dicynodont
UCMP 124858
"Lystrosaurus putterilli n. sp." = Lystrosaurus maccaigi11 Seeley 1898 dicynodont
TM R44 (holotype), skull and partial skeleton; TM R47, skull
"Dicynodon strigops n. sp." = Prolystrosaurus strigops8 Broom 1913 dicynodont
AMNH FARB 5581, a badly weathered partial skull
"Lystrosaurus declivis" = Lystrosaurus declivis8 Brink 1951 dicynodont
"Lystrosaurus wagneri n. sp." = Lystrosaurus declivis12 Brink 1951 dicynodont
TM 28 (holotype), skull
 Therocephalia - Ericiolacertidae
Ericiolacerta parva n. gen. n. sp.8
Ericiolacerta parva n. gen. n. sp.8 Watson 1931 therapsid
 Therocephalia - Scaloposauridae
Scaloposaurus hoffmanni n. sp.6 Crompton 1955 therapsid
Skull (uncatalogued)
Scaloposaurus constrictus8 Owen therapsid