Ntumbe area tracksite 5, Chewore (Jurassic to of Zimbabwe)

Also known as Chiwore

Where: Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe (16.2° S, 30.0° E: paleocoordinates 30.4° S, 4.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Dande Sandstone Formation, Middle Jurassic to Middle Jurassic (174.1 - 145.0 Ma)

• three closely spaced beds

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: dry floodplain; micaceous, argillaceous sandstone

• "The dinosaur footprints were preserved in an overbank adjacent to the river channel in which sediment accumulated during flooding."
• "medium-grained micaceous sandstone beds...The surface of bed III is covered by linguloid ripples while bed IV shows in places small linear crested ripples."

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by Ahmed & Mukandi in 2001

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: A. A.-K. Ahmed and M. A. Mukandi. 2001. A survey of the new dinosaur footprint sites in the vicinity of the Ntmbe River, Chewore Safari Area. Zimbabwe Geological Survey, Harare 1-5 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39655: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 02.06.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

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