CD-4, 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)

• group of beds-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

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

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: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38912: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 17.05.2004

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Saurischia - Titanosauridae
Titanosauridae indet.2, ""Gigantosaurus" dixeyi" = Malawisaurus dixeyi
Titanosauridae indet.2 Lydekker 1885 titanosaurid
""Gigantosaurus" dixeyi" = Malawisaurus dixeyi Haughton 1928 titanosaurid
 Theropoda -
 Loricata - Candidodontidae
Malawisuchus mwakasyungutiensis1 Gomani 1997 crocodilian
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian