Upper Elliot Formation
The upper Elliot Formation is a stratigraphic unit dating to roughly between 200 and 190 million years ago and covering the Hettangian to Sinemurian stages. It is the upper portion of the Elliot Formation. The upper Elliot Formation is found in South Africa and Lesotho and is a component of the Stormberg Group within the Karoo Supergroup. It consists mainly of limestone, sandstone, and mudstone. Fossils of the prosauropod dinosaur Massospondylus have been recovered from the upper Elliot.
- Butler R.J. (2005). "The ‘fabrosaurid’ ornithischian dinosaurs of the Upper Elliot Formation (Lower Jurassic) of South Africa and Lesotho" (PDF). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 145 (2): 175–218. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2005.00182.x.
- Upper Elliot Formation, from the Paleobiology Database
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