Good Luck (Matjiesfontein 412), Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone (Permian of South Africa)

Where: Northern Cape, South Africa (32.0° S, 21.7° E: paleocoordinates 60.4° S, 30.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone other zone, Oukloof Member (Teekloof Formation), Wuchiapingian (259.9 - 254.2 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by SAM field teams 1996-2015

• SAM: Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town

Primary reference: A. K. Huttenlocker and R. M. H. Smith. 2017. New whaitsioids (Therapsida: Therocephalia) from the Teekloof Formation of South Africa and therocephalian diversity during the end Guadalupian extinction. PeerJ 5:e3868 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190568: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 12.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Procolophonia -
Pareiasaurus sp. Owen 1876 parareptile
 Therapsida - Procynosuchidae
Procynosuchus delaharpeae Broom 1937 therapsid
SAM-PK-K8511, 11186
 Therapsida - Cistecephalidae
Cistecephalus sp. Owen 1876 dicynodont
SAM-PK-K8303, 8304, 8510, 8512, 8629, 11187
 Therapsida -
Dicynodon sp. Owen 1845 dicynodont
 Therapsida - Pylaecephalidae
Diictodon sp. Broom 1913 dicynodont
SAM-PK-K8508, 8509, 8513
 Therapsida - Cryptodontidae
Oudenodon sp. Owen 1860 therapsid
SAM-PK-K8307, 11280
 Therocephalia -
Eutherocephalia indet. Hopson and Barghusen 1986 therapsid
Ophidostoma tatarinovi n. gen. n. sp. Huttenlocker and Smith 2017 therapsid