Drysdall & Kitching locality 5, Upper Luangwa Valley (Permian of Zambia)

Where: Zambia (10.8° S, 33.2° E: paleocoordinates 54.8° S, 13.2° 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)

• Southern 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.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; brown, gray, green, 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 184660: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 16.03.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Procolophonia -
Pareiasauria indet.2 Seeley 1888 parareptile
 Gorgodontia - Gorgonopidae
"Aelurognathus quadrata" = Lycaenops quadrata3, "Prorubidgea sp." = Aelurognathus3, Dinogorgon sp.2
"Aelurognathus quadrata" = Lycaenops quadrata3 Haughton 1926 reptile
"Prorubidgea sp." = Aelurognathus3 Haughton 1924 reptile
Dinogorgon sp.2 Broom 1936 reptile
 Therapsida -
"Dicynodon roberti n. sp." = Syops vanhoepeni
"Dicynodon roberti n. sp." = Syops vanhoepeni Boonstra 1938 dicynodont
SAM-PK-11325a, SAM-PK-11325b
 Therapsida - Cryptodontidae
Odontocyclops whaitsi1 Broom 1913 therapsid