Dwa 7a, 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)

• several samples through single bed

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-deltaic; fine-grained, intraclastic sandstone and fine-grained sandstone

• 7a/1: "channel"; 7a/3: "flood plain or coastal sabkha"
• 7a/1: "fine-grained sandstone with intraclasts"; 7a/3: "ripple cross-bedded, fine-grained sandstone"

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 136580: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 30.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Lepisosteiformes -
Lepidotes sp. Agassiz 1843 gar