2.3 km west of Usili Mountain (Permian to of Tanzania)

Where: Ruvuma, Tanzania (10.3° S, 35.0° E: paleocoordinates 16.6° S, 38.5° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ruhuhu Formation (Songea Group), Wordian to Wordian (268.8 - 259.9 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified, green mudstone

• Green, lacustrine mud rocks of the upper part of the Ruhuhu Formation

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ), mechanical,

• Specimens housed at National Museum of Tanzania (Dar es Salaam).

Primary reference: R. V. Simon, C. A. Sidor, K. D. Angielczyk and R. M. H. Smith. 2010. First record of a tapinocephalid (Therapsida: Dinocephalia) from the Ruhuhu Formation (Songea Group) of southern Tanzania. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(4):1289-1293 [C. Sidor/C. Sidor]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135686: authorized by Chris Sidor, entered by Chris Sidor on 02.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Theromorpha - Tapinocephalidae
Tapinocephalidae indet. Owen 1876 reptile