Upper Drumbo Farm (BPI) (Jurassic to of South Africa)

Also known as pathological dinosaur tail

Where: Eastern Cape, South Africa (30.8° S, 27.7° E: paleocoordinates 44.5° S, 1.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Member (Elliot Formation), Hettangian to Hettangian (201.3 - 190.8 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; red siliciclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Rauhut, Yates, Butler et al. in 2008; reposited in the BPI

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

Primary reference: R. J. Butler, A. M. Yates, O. W. M. Rauhut and C. Foth. 2013. A pathological tail in a basal sauropodomorph dinosaur from South Africa: evidence of traumatic amputation?. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33(1):224-228 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138322: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 13.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia - Massospondylidae
? Massospondylus sp. Owen 1854 saurischian
BP/1/6771, single partial skeleton including an articulated series of posterior dorsal, sacral, and anterior caudal vertebrae, pelvic girdles, and fragments of the proximal hind limbs