MAD96-01 (SUNY) (Cretaceous of Madagascar)

Where: Mahajanga, Madagascar (15.9° S, 46.6° E: paleocoordinates 30.1° S, 38.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Anembalemba Member (Maevarano Formation), Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• "uppermost white sandstone unit" = Anembalemba Member

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "channel"; white sandstone

• "shallow and very broad channel-belt system characterized by an ephemeral and flood-prone discharge regime."

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by T. Olivaux, F. Ravoavy in 1989-1996

Primary reference: D. W. Krause, G. V. R. Prasad, W. Koenigswald, A. Sahni, and F. E. Grine. 1997. Cosmopolitanism among Gondwanan Late Cretaceous mammals. Nature 390:504-507 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/P. Holroyd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39265: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 25.05.2004, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gnathostomata
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Reptilia
 Testudines -
Testudines indet.4 Batsch 1788 turtle
 Saurischia -
Sauropoda indet.4 Marsh 1878 sauropod
Aves
  -
Aves indet.4 Linnaeus 1758 bird
Reptilia
 Saurischia - Abelisauridae
"Majungatholus atopus" = Majungasaurus crenatissimus3
"Majungatholus atopus" = Majungasaurus crenatissimus3 Depéret 1896 ceratosaur
FMNH PR 2100 + UA 9089
 Saurischia - Noasauridae
Masiakasaurus knopfleri4 Sampson et al. 2001 ceratosaur
UA 9195; FMNH PR 2216
 Loricata -
Crocodyliformes indet.4 Hay 1930 crocodilian
Simosuchus clarki1 Buckley et al. 2000 pug-nosed crocodile
UA 9759 and 9760 (two isolated teeth)
 Squamata - Madtsoiidae
Madtsoia madagascariensis2 Hoffstetter 1961 snake
Mammalia
 Mammalia -
 Allotheria - Sudamericidae
Lavanify miolaka n. gen. n. sp.
Lavanify miolaka n. gen. n. sp. Krause et al. 1997 mammal