Jema River North, UCMP V-98029 (Jurassic of Ethiopia)

Also known as Jemma River

Where: Shewa, Ethiopia (9.5° N, 38.6° E: paleocoordinates 12.3° S, 24.8° E)

• coordinate based on unpublished field data

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; mudstone

Size class: mesofossils

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 48832: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 30.03.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Dipnoi - Ceratodontidae
Ceratodontidae indet. Gill 1872 lungfish
 Testudines - Pleurosternidae
Pleurosternidae indet. Cope 1868 turtle
 Testudines - Pelomedusidae
Pelomedusidae indet. Cope 1868 sideneck turtle
 Saurischia -
Tetanurae indet. Gauthier 1986 tetanuran
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
aff. Dromaeosaurinae indet. Matthew and Brown 1922 coelurosaur
"possible dromaeosaurine affinities"
 Loricata -
Mesoeucrocodylia indet. Whetstone and Whybrow 1983 crocodilian
 Loricata - Goniopholididae
Goniopholis sp. Owen 1842 crocodilian