Lokitaung Gorge (general) (Cretaceous of Kenya)

Where: Kenya (4.3° N, 35.8° E: paleocoordinates 18.5° S, 22.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Lubur Sandstone Formation, Early/Lower Cretaceous (145.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• = "Turkana Grits"

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by J. Harris, D. Russell, A, Karanja & J. Musa in 1985

Collection methods: surface (float),

• includes one ?ornithopod caudal centrum photographed by not collected by Ron Day during the 1985 Amoco Kenya expedition

Primary reference: J. M. Harris and D. A. Russell. 1986. Preliminary notes on the occurrence of dinosaurs in the Turkana Grits of northern Kenya. 1-11 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135809: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 09.11.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Dinosauria -
Dinosauria indet. dinosaur
Nos. 2-3, 5-8, 13, 41, 58-59, 66, 74
 Saurischia -
Sauropoda indet. sauropod
Nos. 10, 14, 16, 20, 22, 30, 36, 42, 44A, 45-47, 52-54, 57, 62, 64-65, 67, 75, 77
 Saurischia - Titanosauridae
Titanosauridae indet. Lydekker 1885 titanosaurid
Nos. 1, 9
cf. Titanosaurus sp. Lydekker 1877 titanosaurid
Nos. 4a, b, 11, 21, 24, 26-28, 32, 34, 44, 48, 60, 68-69, 71, 73, 76
 Saurischia -
Theropoda "indet. A" theropod
maxilla, KNM WT 14559
Theropoda "indet. B" theropod
tibia, no. 51
Theropoda indet. theropod
Nos. 23, 33, 40, 43, 50, 56, 63, 70, 72
 Saurischia - Spinosauridae
cf. Spinosaurus sp. Stromer 1915 tetanuran
left dentary, no. 18
 Ornithischia -
Ornithischia indet. ornithischian
Nos. 15, 17, 29, 49. 12 (KNM WT)
 Neornithischia -
? Ornithopoda indet. bird foot dinosaur
1 uncat.; no. 19