Wheatlands, Tarkastad (Triassic of South Africa)

Also known as Proterosuchus holotype

Where: Eastern Cape, South Africa (32.0° S, 26.3° E: paleocoordinates 66.3° S, 21.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Lystrosaurus other zone, Katberg Formation (Beaufort Group), Early/Lower Triassic (252.2 - 247.2 Ma)

• "low in Lystrosaurus zone" (Cruickshank 1972)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: SAM: South African Museum, Cape Town

Primary reference: R. Broom. 1903. On a new reptile (Proterosuchus fergusi) from the Karroo Beds of Tarkastad, South Africa. Annals of the South African Museum 4:161-163 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 117176: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 16.09.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Procolophonia - Procolophonidae
Procolophon sp. Owen 1876 parareptile
 Eosuchia - Proterosuchidae
Proterosuchus fergusi Broom 1903 archosauromorph
SAM 591, partial skull (holotype, replaced by a neotype: see Ezcurra & Butler 2015)
 Therapsida - Lystrosauridae
Lystrosaurus murrayi Huxley 1859 dicynodont
Lystrosaurus declivis Brink 1951 dicynodont