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Sentinel Ranch Dinosaur Fossils

Grid Ref (WGS84 Lat/Long in decimal degrees)

-22.084290, 29.514780
Location: 
Map: Beitbridge 1:250,000 Sheet SF-35-12, Immediately west of Sentinel Homestead
Stratigraphy: 
Dinosaur Skeleton in Mpandi Formation
Description: 

The dinosaur Massospondylusis abundant in the Mpandi Formation. It is imbedded in calcareous fine-grained sandstone. Animal fossils are only found in the Mpandi formation in this area. The picture shows the hind-end of the dinosaur. The dinasour is thought to have been carnivorous and capable of running fast on its two large hind legs. The fore limbs were relatively short and the hands had a grasping thumb and three fingers

Permission: 
Sential Ranch
Further Reading: 
Cooper, M. R. (1980). The First Record of the Prosauropod Dinosaur Euskelosaurus from Zimbabwe. Arnoldia, Series of Miscellaneous Publications by the National Museums and Monuments, Volume 9, No 3. 15th October 1980
Contributed: 
15/11/2005
Updated: 
15/11/2005

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Photo Credit: 
Gayle Hanssen