‘Rauisuchian’ material from the lower Elliot Formation of South Africa and Lesotho: Implications for Late Triassic biogeography and biostratigraphy

  title={‘Rauisuchian’ material from the lower Elliot Formation of South Africa and Lesotho: Implications for Late Triassic biogeography and biostratigraphy},
  author={Frederick Tolchard and Sterling J. Nesbitt and Julia Brenda Desojo and Pia A. Viglietti and Richard J. Butler and Jonah N. Choiniere},
  journal={Journal of African Earth Sciences},

A new ‘rauisuchian’ archosaur from the Middle Triassic Omingonde Formation (Karoo Supergroup) of Namibia

The Middle Triassic uppermost Omingonde Formation of Namibia records a fossil tetrapod fauna including stahleckeriid dicynodonts and probainognathian and traversodontid cynodonts, similar to other

Biostratigraphy of the Scalenodontoides Assemblage Zone (Stormberg Group, Karoo Supergroup), South Africa

The Scalenodontoides Assemblage Zone (SAZ) is the oldest fossil tetrapod biozone of the Stormberg Group (Karoo Supergroup) and preserves the oldest dinosaur bearing deposits in the Karoo Basin. The

Revision of Erpetosuchus (Archosauria: Pseudosuchia) and new erpetosuchid material from the Late Triassic ‘Elgin Reptile’ fauna based on μCT scanning techniques

  • D. FoffaR. Butler N. Fraser
  • Geography, Environmental Science
    Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 2020
ABSTRACT The Late Triassic fauna of the Lossiemouth Sandstone Formation (LSF) from the Elgin area, Scotland, has been pivotal in expanding our understanding of Triassic terrestrial tetrapods.

Tanystropheus and other archosauromorph reptile remains from the Middle and Late Triassic of Villány (Villány Hills, Hungary)

Tanystropheus and other possible archosauromorph fossils have been discovered from Middle to Upper Triassic shallow marine sedimentary sections in Villány (Villány Hills, southern Hungary). Four

New cynodonts (Therapsida, Eucynodontia) from the Late Triassic of India and their significances

The Upper Triassic Tiki Formation of India has yielded several new cynodont taxa, which are described on the basis of multiple isolated teeth and a jaw fragment, and such a tooth morphology occupies an intermediate position between the non-mammalian Cynodonts and the early mammals.



The sauropodomorph biostratigraphy of the Elliot Formation of southern Africa: Tracking the evolution of Sauropodomorpha across the Triassic–Jurassic boundary

The latest Triassic is notable for coinciding with the dramatic decline of many previously dominant groups, followed by the rapid radiation of Dinosauria in the Early Jurassic. Among the most common

Palynology of a terrestrial coal-bearing series across the Triassic/Jurassic boundary (Mecsek Mts, Hungary)

Abstract Palynology and palynofacies patterns of terrestrial Triassic/Jurassic boundary series of the South Hungarian Mecsek Mountains were studied in search of paleoenvironmental and vegetation

The Sail-Backed Reptile Ctenosauriscus from the Latest Early Triassic of Germany and the Timing and Biogeography of the Early Archosaur Radiation

Comprehensive numerical phylogenetic analyses demonstrate that both Ctenosauriscus and the Waldhaus taxon are members of a monophyletic grouping of poposauroid archosaurs, CtenOSauriscidae, characterised by greatly elongated neural spines in the posterior cervical to anterior caudal vertebrae.

A Late Triassic Dinosauromorph Assemblage from New Mexico and the Rise of Dinosaurs

The transition between the first dinosaurs and more archaic faunas may have extended for 15 to 20 million years and was probably diachronous at different paleolatitudes.


  • J. Dzik
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • 2003
Abstract An accumulation of skeletons of the pre-dinosaur Silesaurus opolensis, gen. et sp. nov. is described from the Keuper (Late Triassic) claystone of Krasiejów in southern Poland. The strata are

A Middle Triassic Cynodont Fauna from Namibia and Its Implications for the Biogeography of Gondwana

ABSTRACT The upper Omingonde Formation of Namibia contains a diverse vertebrate fauna represented by amphibians, dicynodonts, archosaurs, therocephalians, and cynodonts, which is generally considered

Fossils from the Elliot and Clarens Formations (Karoo sequence) of the Northeastern Cape, Orange Free State and Lesotho, and a suggested biozonation based on tetrapods

Recent intensive collecting from the Elliot Formation and lower part of the Clarens Formation of the Orange Free State is reported and a broad description is given of the general lithology of the

A description of the sedimentology and palaeontology of the Late Triassic–Early Jurassic Elliot Formation in Lesotho

INTRODUCTION The Late Trassic–Early Traissic is an important time both palaeontologically and geologically, and the excellent exposures in Lesotho have proven to be crucial to our understanding of