Dwa 5a, Tendaguru (Jurassic of Tanzania)

Also known as Dwanika

Where: Lindi, Tanzania (9.7° S, 39.2° E: paleocoordinates 29.9° S, 17.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Dinosaur Member (Tendaguru Formation), Tithonian (152.1 - 145.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; massive claystone

• "coastal sabkha or tidal flat?"
• "massive claystone"

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by German-Tanzanian Tendaguru Expedition in 2000

Primary reference: G. Arratia, J. Kriwet, and W.-D. Heinrich. 2002. Selachians and actinopterygians from the Upper Jurassic of Tendaguru, Tanzania. Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, Geowissenschaften Reihe 5:207-230 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 53683: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 13.09.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodontidae indet. Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
MB.f.7733
Hybodus sp. Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
MB.f.7731, f.7732
 Hybodontiformes - Lonchidiidae
Lonchidion sp. Estes 1964 elasmobranch
MB.f.7734
 Batoidea -
Engaibatis schultzei n. gen. n. sp.
Engaibatis schultzei n. gen. n. sp. Arratia et al. 2002 ray
MB.f.7735–7737
Gnathostomata
  -
Actinopterygii indet. ray-finned fish
Actinopteri
 Lepisosteiformes -
Lepidotes sp. Agassiz 1843 gar