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Pentasauropus incredibilis Ellenberger 1970 (dicynodont)

Osteichthyes - Therapsida

PaleoDB taxon number: 133349

Synonyms: Brachychirotherium gigas Ellenberger 1970 (no. 133638), Pentasauropus erectus Ellenberger 1970 (no. 133350), Pentasauropus gigas Ellenberger 1970 (no. 131331), Pentasauropus maphutsengi Ellenberger 1970 (no. 131594), Pentasauropus morobongensis Ellenberger 1970 (no. 133283), Pentasauropus motlejoi Ellenberger 1970 (no. 133324), Tetrasauropus gigas Ellenberger 1970 (no. 77115)

Full reference: P. Ellenberger. 1970. Les niveaux paléontologiques de première apparition des mammifères primoridaux en Afrique du Sud et leur ichnologie. Establissement de zones stratigraphiques detaillees dans le Stormberg du Lesotho (Afrique du Sud) (Trias Supérieur à Jurassique) [The paleontological levels of the first appearance of primordial mammals in southern Africa and their ichnology. Establishment of detailed stratigraphic zones in the Stormberg of Lesotho (southern Africa) (Upper Triassic to Jurassic). In: S. H. Haughton (ed.), Second Symposium on Gondwana Stratigraphy and Paleontology, International Union of Geological Sciences. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria 343-370

Belongs to Pentasauropus according to S. D'Orazi Porchetti and U. Nicosia 2007

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Pentasauropus incredibilis: LES 054 1, 2, a footprint. Its type locality is Seobeng tracksite (zone A/4), which is in a Sinemurian terrestrial sandstone in the Clarens Formation of Lesotho.
  • Pentasauropus erectus: LES 056-058, a footprint. Its type locality is Race Course tracksite, Maseru (zone A/3), which is in a Carnian terrestrial sandstone in the Molteno Formation of Lesotho.
  • Pentasauropus maphutsengi: LES 055, a footprint. Its type locality is Maphutseng II tracksite (zone A/4), which is in a Norian/Rhaetian terrestrial sandstone/claystone in the Elliot Formation of Lesotho.
  • Pentasauropus morobongensis: Its type locality is Morobong tracksite (Zone A/1), which is in a Carnian/Norian terrestrial sandstone in the Molteno Formation of Lesotho.
  • Pentasauropus motlejoi: Its type locality is Seaka-Falatsa tracksite (zone A/3), which is in a Carnian/Norian terrestrial sandstone in the Elliot Formation of Lesotho.
  • Tetrasauropus gigas: Its type locality is Seaka tracksite (zone A/3), which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian terrestrial sandstone in the Elliot Formation of Lesotho.

Ecology: herbivore