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Moyeni tracksite (zone B/1) (Jurassic to of Lesotho)

Where: Quthing, Lesotho (30.4° S, 27.7° E: paleocoordinates 44.1° S, 1.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Member (Elliot Formation), Hettangian to Hettangian (201.6 - 189.6 Ma)

• "in the middle of the Red Beds"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fine channel fill; red sandstone and green, white sandstone

• "inside bank of a meander loop, with the main trackway surface preserved on one of several scroll bars making up a low-angle point bar."
• "sandstone...greenish-white color, intercalated among the first red sands of the upper Stormberg facies". "sandstone surface...ripple-marked...algal-matted..."

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, trace

Collected by P. Ellenberger in 1963

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, surface (in situ), peel or thin section,

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 56026: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 10.11.2005

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