Genus: Shingopana GORSCAK, O’CONNOR, ROBERTS & SEVENS, 2017
Etymology: Kiswahili, shingo, "neck," and Kiswahili, pana, "wide," in reference to the bulbous expansion of the neural spine exhibited by the well presrved cervical vertebra.

Species: songwensis GORSCAK, O’CONNOR, ROBERTS & SEVENS, 2017
Etymology: Latinized epithet, songwensis, refers to the Songwe area and geologic sub-basin of southwestern Tanzanai from which the type specimens was recovered.

Holotype: DINO 16488 (old NMT02100)

Locality: Locality TZ-97, approximately 8°56'S, 33°12'E, within the Rukwa Rift Basin, Southwestern Tanzania.

Note: Specific locailty data is on file at Ohio University and with the Tanzania Antiquities Unit for qualified researchers.

Horizon: Upper portion of the Namba Member,Galula Formation.


Age: Middle Aptian Stage, Middle Gallic Subepoch, Upper Early Cretaceous Epoch, Early Cretaceous-Cenomanian Stage, Upper Gallic Subepoch, earliest Gulf Epoch, Middle Cretaceous.

Material: Left angular, partial anterior cervical vertebrae, 3 partial middle-to-posterior cervical vertebrae, 6 partial cervical ribs 4 partial dorsal ribs, a nearly complete left humerus, and a partial left pubis. Moreover, there are many incomplete and/or unidentifiable fragments pertaiing to axial skeleton such as cervical vertebral lamina and cervical and dorsal rib shafts and fragments.