CD-2, Mwakasyunguti (Cretaceous of Malawi)

Where: Northern, Malawi (10.3° S, 34.0° E: paleocoordinates 31.9° S, 15.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Member (Dinosaur Beds Formation), Aptian (125.0 - 113.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; tabular, fine-grained, medium, red, white sandstone and gray, red, silty mudstone

• "The Upper Member consists of fluvial channel and overbank facies with channels often filled by fine- to medium-grained white sand and gray to reddish muds and silts. One fossiliferous facies is composed of thick tabular units of buff to reddish massive sands. Deeply weathered metamorphic pebbles and cobbles are common" (5789)

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: L. L. Jacobs, D. A. Winkler, Z.M. Kaufulu and W.R. Downs. 1990. The Dinosaur Beds of northern Malawi, Africa. National Geographic Research 6(2):196-204 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 38911: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 17.05.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines -
Platycheloides nyasae Haughton 1928 sideneck turtle