Besola River (Jurassic of Ethiopia)

Also known as UCMP V98030

Where: Ethiopia (10.3° N, 39.0° E: paleocoordinates 11.7° S, 25.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Mugher Mudstone Formation, Tithonian (152.1 - 145.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; fine-grained, medium, intraclastic, brown sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Reposited in the UCMP

Primary reference: M. B. Goodwin, W. A. Clemens, J. H. Hutchison, C. B. Wood, M. S. Zavada, A. Kemp, C. J. Duffin and C. R. Schaff. 1999. Mesozoic continental vertebrates with associated palynostratigraphic dates from the northwestern Ethiopian plateau. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19(4):728-741 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 204301: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 04.09.2019

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodus sp. Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
two incomplete teeth, BS-96-1A/UCMP 170809 - 170810
Reptilia
 Testudines - Plesiochelyidae
Plesiochelyidae indet. Rütimeyer 1873 turtle
left costal, BS-96-15/UCMP 170811 and other shell fragments