Drysdall & Kitching locality 4, 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

• local area-level geographic resolution

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

• Northern group of the 'upper 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 184600: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 13.03.2017, edited by Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Procolophonia -
"Propappus omocratus" = Pareiasaurus serridens
"Propappus omocratus" = Pareiasaurus serridens Owen parareptile
 Gorgodontia - Gorgonopidae
"Aelurognathus quadrata" = Lycaenops quadrata3, Scylacops sp., Aelurognathus sp.3
"Aelurognathus quadrata" = Lycaenops quadrata3 Haughton 1926 reptile
BP/1/390, 389
Scylacops sp. Broom 1913 reptile
Aelurognathus sp.3 Haughton 1924 reptile
 Therapsida - Kingoriidae
Dicynodontoides cf. nowacki2 von Huene 1942 dicynodont
BMNH R15944
 Therapsida -
Emydops sp.2 Broom 1912 dicynodont
 Therapsida - Cistecephalidae
Kembawacela kitchingi1 Angielczyk et al. 2019 dicynodont
BP/1/3337, BP/1/3591, BP/1/3603
 Therapsida -
"Dicynodon vanhoepeni n. sp." = Syops vanhoepeni, Haughtoniana magna n. gen. n. sp., Pristerodon mackayi2
"Dicynodon vanhoepeni n. sp." = Syops vanhoepeni Boonstra 1938 dicynodont
Haughtoniana magna n. gen. n. sp. Boonstra 1938 dicynodont
Pristerodon mackayi2 Huxley 1868 dicynodont
BP/1/3386, BP/1/3399, BP/1/3410, BP/1/3601, SAM-PKK7933. Latter specimen was originally identified by Boonstra (1938) as Emydops or Emydopsis
 Therapsida - Pylaecephalidae
Diictodon feliceps2 Owen 1876 dicynodont
 Therapsida - Cryptodontidae
"Dicynodon lutriceps" = Oudenodon bainii, "Dicynodon latirostris" = Oudenodon bainii, "Dicynodon luangwanensis n. sp." = Oudenodon bainii, "Dicynodon helenae n. sp." = Oudenodon bainii, "Dicynodon parabreviceps n. sp." = Oudenodon bainii, "Dicynodon euryceps n. sp." = Oudenodon bainii, "Dicynodon corstorphinei" = Oudenodon bainii, "Dicynodon cf. milletti" = Oudenodon bainii, "Rhachiocephalus dubius n. sp." = Odontocyclops whaitsi
"Dicynodon lutriceps" = Oudenodon bainii Owen 1860 therapsid
"Dicynodon latirostris" = Oudenodon bainii Owen 1860 therapsid
"Dicynodon luangwanensis n. sp." = Oudenodon bainii Owen 1860 therapsid
"Dicynodon helenae n. sp." = Oudenodon bainii Owen 1860 therapsid
"Dicynodon parabreviceps n. sp." = Oudenodon bainii Owen 1860 therapsid
"Dicynodon euryceps n. sp." = Oudenodon bainii Owen 1860 therapsid
"Dicynodon corstorphinei" = Oudenodon bainii Owen 1860 therapsid
"Dicynodon cf. milletti" = Oudenodon bainii Owen 1860 therapsid
"Rhachiocephalus dubius n. sp." = Odontocyclops whaitsi Broom 1913 therapsid
BP/1/3244, BP/1/3419, BP/1/3585, BP/1/3586, BP/1/3587, BP/1/3589, SAM-PK-11313