Catoca Diamond Mine (Cretaceous of Angola)

Where: Lunda Sul, Angola (9.4° S, 20.3° E: paleocoordinates 25.7° S, 2.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Calonda Formation (Kalahari Group), Late/Upper Aptian (122.5 - 112.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; fine-grained, red, muddy mudstone

• fine-grained, shaly, purple-red mudstones

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: trace

Primary reference: O. Mateus, M. Marzola, A.S. Schulp, L.L. Jacobs, M.J. Polcyn, V. Pervov, A.O. Goncalves and M.L. Morais. 2017. Angolan ichnosite in a diamond mine shows the presence of a large terrestrial mammaliamorph, a crocodylomorph, and sauropod dinosaurs in the Early Cretaceous of Africa. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 471:220-232 [M. Uhen/C. Violaris/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190121: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Matthew Smith on 28.11.2017

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Pseudosuchia - Batrachopodidae
Angolaichnus adamanticus n. gen. n. sp.
Angolaichnus adamanticus n. gen. n. sp. Mateus et al. 2017 archosaur
Mammalia
  - Ameghinichnidae
Catocapes angolanus n. gen. n. sp.
Catocapes angolanus n. gen. n. sp. Mateus et al. 2017 mammal