Beauchef Abbey (213), Harrismith (zone B/1) (Jurassic to of South Africa)

Also known as Massospondylus type, farm Beaucherf

Where: Free State, South Africa (28.5° S, 29.2° E: paleocoordinates 43.0° S, 1.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Member (Elliot Formation), Hettangian to Hettangian (201.3 - 190.8 Ma)

• "Red Beds" = Elliot Fm. (upper)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone and brown shale

• "Below the sandstone is a chocolate-coloured shale"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J. M. Orpen & R. J. N. Orpen in 1853; reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: R. Owen. 1854. Descriptive catalogue of the Fossil organic remains of Reptilia and Pisces contained in the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. London 1-184 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36741: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 12.02.2004

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Saurischia - Massospondylidae
Massospondylus carinatus n. gen. n. sp.
Massospondylus carinatus n. gen. n. sp. Owen 1854 saurischian
 Saurischia -
Leptospondylus capensis n. gen. n. sp., Pachyspondylus orpenii n. gen. n. sp.
Leptospondylus capensis n. gen. n. sp. Owen 1854 prosauropod
Pachyspondylus orpenii n. gen. n. sp. Owen 1854 prosauropod