Vaalbank Farm, Burgersdorp (Triassic of South Africa)

Where: Eastern Cape, South Africa (31.0° S, 26.3° E: paleocoordinates 66.9° S, 13.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cynognathus Assemblage Zone Subzone B other zone, Burgersdorp Formation (Beaufort Group), Anisian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• Subzone B of the Cynognathus Assemblage Zone, early Anisian age.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: SAM: Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town

Primary reference: M. Morales and M. A. Shiskin. 2002. A re-assessment of Parotosuchus africanus (Broom), a capitosauroid temnospondyl amphibian from the Triassic of South Africa. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 22(1):1-11 [P. Mannion/J. Tennant]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 141537: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 28.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Temnospondyli - Mastodonsauridae
"Capitosaurus africanus n. sp." = Xenotosuchus africanus
"Capitosaurus africanus n. sp." = Xenotosuchus africanus Broom 1909 tetrapod
SAM-PK-2360, partial skull (holotype)