Mitchell Spring Grange Farm (Triassic of Zimbabwe)

Where: Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe (19.8° S, 28.6° E: paleocoordinates 42.2° S, 6.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Nyamandhlovu Sandstones Formation, Late/Upper Triassic (237.0 - 201.3 Ma)

• also called Pasipas Sandstones

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: eolian; medium-grained, red sandstone

• "pink, medium-grained sandstone which shows strong bedding. The grains are well rounded."

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: trace

Collected in 1915

Collection methods: salvage, quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: M. A. Raath. 1972. First record of dinosaur footprints from Rhodesia. Arnoldia 5(37):1-5 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34779: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 23.09.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
"Syntarsus rhodesiensis" = Coelophysis rhodesiensis
"Syntarsus rhodesiensis" = Coelophysis rhodesiensis Raath 1969 coelophysoid