BR 116 highway, Serra do Espigão (Permian to of Brazil)

Where: Santa Catarina , Brazil (26.9° S, 50.4° W: paleocoordinates 44.5° S, 23.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Morro Pelado Member (Rio do Rasto Formation), Roadian to Roadian (272.3 - 254.2 Ma)

• "The studied outcrop belongs to the Middle—Upper Permian sequence of the Rio do Rasto Formation, Paraná Basin (Holz et al. 2010)." Formation correlated with the Roadian to Wuchiapingian.

Environment/lithology: delta plain; sandstone and siltstone

• "This succession reflects a delta-front depositional environment."
• The outcrop "displays a succession composed of dominant layers of fine- to medium-grained sandstone, interbedded with siltstone layers with bedding-parallel stratification at the base. At the top of the outcrop, sandstones with tangential cross bedding of typical sigmoidal geometry are present"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by M. C. Barberena

• " Fragments of bone elements were found in five different levels of the outcrop, mainly in the siltstone strata and fine- to medium-grained massive or bedding-parallel stratified sandstone."

Primary reference: A. Strapasson, F. L. Pinheiro, and M. B. Soares. 2015. On a New Stereospondylomorph Temnospondyl from the Middle—Late Permian of Southern Brazil. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 60(4):843-855 [R. Butler/E. Dunne]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184288: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Emma Dunne on 14.02.2017

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Taxonomic list

• "The specimen UFRGS-PV-0355-P was collected in the early 1980s by a team headed by Mário C. Barberena, a former researcher at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and is housed at the Laboratório de Paleontologia de Vertebrados of UFRGS."
 Temnospondyli -
Parapytanga catarinensis Strapasson et al. 2015 tetrapod
UFRGS-PV-0355-P (Holotype): an incomplete skeleton composed of the orbital region of the skull roof, the basicranium, some endocranial elements, a left stapes, and a right hemimandible, in addition to vertebrae and ribs, bones from the pectoral girdle, a right femur and a cluster of scales