Cana tracksite (Jurassic of Lesotho)

Where: Lesotho (29.1° S, 27.9° E: paleocoordinates 42.9° S, 0.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Clarens Formation (Stormberg Group), Sinemurian (199.3 - 190.8 Ma)

• zone B/3; = "Transition Beds III", base of Cave Sandstone

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; red sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by P. Ellenberger

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

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: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 84073: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 16.09.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Conchostraca -
Estheria draperi clam shrimp
 Saurischia - Eubrontidae
Otouphepus declivis, "Otouphepus minor" = Anchisauripus (Otouphepus) minor, "Otouphepus palustris" = Grallator palustris, "Otouphepus magnificus" = Grallator magnificus
Otouphepus declivis Ellenberger 1970 theropod
"Otouphepus minor" = Anchisauripus (Otouphepus) minor Lull 1915 theropod
"Otouphepus palustris" = Grallator palustris Ellenberger 1970 theropod
"Otouphepus magnificus" = Grallator magnificus Cushman 1904 theropod