Dwa 5b, Tendaguru (Jurassic of Tanzania)

Also known as Dwanika

Where: Lindi, Tanzania (9.7° S, 39.2° E: paleocoordinates 29.9° S, 17.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Dinosaur Member (Tendaguru Formation), Tithonian (152.1 - 145.0 Ma)

• two closely spaced beds, 5b/1 and 5b/2

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; massive siltstone and fine-grained, intraclastic sandstone

• 5b/1: "coastal sabkha or tidal flat?"; 5b/2: "channel"
• "5b/1: "massive siltstone"; 5b/1: "ripple cross-bedded fine-grained sandstone, with intraclasts."

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by German-Tanzanian Tendaguru Expedition in 2000

Primary reference: G. Arratia, J. Kriwet, and W.-D. Heinrich. 2002. Selachians and actinopterygians from the Upper Jurassic of Tendaguru, Tanzania. Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, Geowissenschaften Reihe 5:207-230 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 136576: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 30.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

Gnathostomata
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Actinopterygii indet. ray-finned fish
Actinopteri
 Lepisosteiformes -
Lepidotes sp. Agassiz 1843 gar