Blikana Mountain, Transkei (zone A/4) (Triassic to of South Africa)

Also known as BMNH-SAM

Where: Eastern Cape, South Africa (30.6° S, 27.6° E: paleocoordinates 50.1° S, 1.5° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Member (Elliot Formation), Norian to Norian (228.0 - 201.3 Ma)

• lowermost part of lower Elliot Formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by C. E. Gow in 1962

Collection methods: quarrying, chemical, mechanical, acetic,

• "The specimen was prepared by immersion in 12% acetic acid after all exposed bone surfaces had been coated with perspex dissolved in chloroform"

Primary reference: P. Ellenberger. 1970. Les niveaux paléontologiques de première apparition des mammifères primoridaux en Afrique du Sud et leur ichnologie. Establissement de zones stratigraphiques detaillees dans le Stormberg du Lesotho (Afrique du Sud) (Trias Supérieur à Jurassique) [The paleontological levels of the first appearance of primordial mammals in southern Africa and their ichnology. Establishment of detailed stratigraphic zones in the Stormberg of Lesotho (southern Africa) (Upper Triassic to Jurassic). In: S. H. Haughton (ed.), Second Symposium on Gondwana Stratigraphy and Paleontology, International Union of Geological Sciences. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria 343-370 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35295: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 25.11.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
Blikanasaurus cromptoni n. gen. n. sp.
Blikanasaurus cromptoni n. gen. n. sp. Galton and Van Heerden 1985 saurischian
"Bête de Blikana"