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Phuthiatsana tracksite (zone A/3) (Triassic to of Lesotho)

Also known as Phutiatsana, Thaba-Bosiu

Where: Maseru, Lesotho (29.4° S, 27.4° E: paleocoordinates 53.1° S, 1.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Molteno Formation (Stormberg Group), Carnian to Carnian (235.0 - 205.6 Ma)

• probably upper third of formation (zone A/3)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; green sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression, trace

Collected by Jacques in 1963

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: F. Ellenberger, P. Ellenberger, J. Fabre and C. Mendrez. 1963. Deux nouvelles dalles à pistes de Vertébrés fossiles découvertes au Basutoland (Afrique du Sud) [Two new sites of fossil vertebrate prints discovered in Basutoland (South Africa)]. Comptes Rendus de la Société géologique de France 1963:315-317 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 56029: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 10.11.2005

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