Morija (CNRS collection) (Triassic of Lesotho)

Where: Lesotho (29.6° S, 27.5° E: paleocoordinates 50.8° S, 1.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Molteno Formation, Late/Upper Triassic (237.0 - 201.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by F. Ellenberger, P. Ellenberger, J. Fabre in 1955, 1956; reposited in the MNHN

Primary reference: J. Fabre and C. Greber. 1960. Présence d'un Dictyophyllum dans la flore molteno du Basutoland (Afrique australe). Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, Série 7 2:178-182 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 208639: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 08.04.2020

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Taxonomic list

 Corystospermales - Corystospermaceae
"Stenopteris densifolia" = Xylopteris rigida, Dicroidium lancifolia, "Dicroidium (Thinnfeldia) feistmanteli" = Dicroidium feistmantelii, Dicroidium odontopteroides
"Stenopteris densifolia" = Xylopteris rigida Dun 1909
"Dicroidium (Thinnfeldia) feistmanteli" = Dicroidium feistmantelii Johnston 1847
 Peltaspermales - Umkomasiaceae
"Stenopteris elongata" = Rhaphidopteris
"Stenopteris elongata" = Rhaphidopteris
 Cycadales -
 Gleicheniales - Polypodiidae
Dictyophyllum ellenbergi n. sp. Fabre and Greber 1960
 Cyatheales - Polypodiidae
 Dicondylia - Paurophlebiidae