Drysdall & Kitching locality 3, Upper Luangwa Valley (Permian of Zambia)

Where: Zambia (10.6° S, 33.0° E: paleocoordinates 54.5° S, 13.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone other zone, Upper Member (Madumabisa Mudstone Formation), Wuchiapingian (259.9 - 254.2 Ma)

• 'Lower fossiliferous beds' of the Madumabisa Mudstone according to Drysdall & Kitching (1963); Angielczyk et al. (2014) argued that the Upper Madumabisa Mudstone contains a single faunal assemblage correlated to the Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone of South Africa.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; calcareous mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: concretion

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: L. D. Boonstra. 1938. A report on some Karroo reptiles from the Luangwa Valley, Northern Rhodesia. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society 94(1-4):371-384 [R. Butler/J. Benito Moreno]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184599: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 13.03.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Gorgodontia -
Cyniscops sp.2 Broom 1937 reptile
 Gorgodontia - Gorgonopidae
Scylacops sp.2 Broom 1913 reptile
Aelurognathus sp.2 Haughton 1924 reptile
 Therapsida -
Emydops sp.2, "Parringtoniella sp." = Pristerodon2, Endothiodon sp.2
Emydops sp.2 Broom 1912 dicynodont
"Parringtoniella sp." = Pristerodon2 Huxley 1868 dicynodont
Endothiodon sp.2 Owen 1876 dicynodont
Two specimens, including BP/1/3574
 Therapsida - Pylaecephalidae
"Dicynodon cf. sollasi" = Diictodon feliceps2, "Dicynodon grimbeeki" = Diictodon feliceps2
"Dicynodon cf. sollasi" = Diictodon feliceps2 Owen 1876 dicynodont
"Dicynodon grimbeeki" = Diictodon feliceps2 Owen 1876 dicynodont
 Therapsida - Cryptodontidae
"Dicynodon cf. corstorphinei" = Oudenodon bainii, "Dicynodon cf. breviceps" = Oudenodon bainii, Odontocyclops whaitsi1
"Dicynodon cf. corstorphinei" = Oudenodon bainii Owen 1860 therapsid
"Dicynodon cf. breviceps" = Oudenodon bainii Owen 1860 therapsid
Odontocyclops whaitsi1 Broom 1913 therapsid