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Mokkanametsong tracksite (zone B/2) (Jurassic to of Lesotho)

Also known as Moyeni, Mokanametsong

Where: 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 Elliot Formation (Stormberg Group), Hettangian to Hettangian (201.6 - 189.6 Ma)

• "upper Red Beds"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; red sandstone

• "pink sandstone, then red"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by P. Ellenberger

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

Primary 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 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 84072: authorized by Matt Carrano, entered by Matt Carrano on 16.09.2008

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