Bormansdrift (133) (Jurassic to of South Africa)

Also known as Australochelys holotype

Where: Free State, South Africa (29.0° S, 27.4° E: paleocoordinates 42.7° S, 0.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Tritylodon Acme other zone, Upper Member (Elliot Formation), Hettangian to Hettangian (201.3 - 190.8 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, fine-grained, hematitic sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by James W. Kitching in 1980; reposited in the BPI

Primary reference: E. S. Gaffney and J. W. Kitching. 1995. The morphology and relationships of Australochelys, an Early Jurassic turtle from South Africa. American Museum Novitates 3130:1-29 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 101830: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 04.01.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Testudinata -
Australochelys africanus n. gen. n. sp.
Australochelys africanus n. gen. n. sp. Gaffney and Kitching 1994 turtle
BP/1/4933, skull
 Saurischia - Massospondylidae
Massospondylus sp. Owen 1854 saurischian