Hondeklip 30m Complex 1 (Pleistocene of South Africa)

Where: Western Cape, South Africa (33.9° S, 18.4° E: paleocoordinates 34.0° S, 18.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shoreface; lithology not reported

• Upper shoreface facies

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: B. Kensley and J. Pether. 1986. Late Tertiary and Early Quaternary Fossil Mollusca for the Hondeklip Area, Cape Province, South Africa. Annals of the South African Museum 97(6):141-225 [J. Sessa/L. Eccles]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 118308: authorized by Jocelyn Sessa, entered by Laurie Eccles on 12.10.2011

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Striostrea margaritacea Lamarck 1819 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Perna perna Linnaeus 1758 mussel
 Carditida - Carditidae
 Cardiida - Mactridae
Lutraria sp. Lamarck 1799 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Venus verrucocsa venus clam
Dosinia sicarisinus n. sp. Kensley and Pether 1986 venus clam
 Cardiida - Donacidae
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Gastrana sp. Schumacher 1817 tellin clam
"Leporimetis hanleyi" = Psammotreta (Leporimetis) tellin clam
Tellina ponsonbyi tellin clam
Tellina trilatera tellin clam
Gastropoda
 Patellogastropoda - Patellidae
Patella granatina Linnaeus 1758 limpet
"Patella barbara" = Scutellastra barbara Linnaeus 1758 limpet
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"Bullia digitalis" = Buccinum digitale
"Bullia digitalis" = Buccinum digitale Dillwyn 1817 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Nucella dubia murex snail
Nucella praecingulata Haughton 1932 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus mozambicus cone shell
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
Vermetus sp. Daudin 1800 worm shell
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Calyptraea kilburni Kensley and Pether 1986 slipper shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella carinifera" = Turritella (Torquesia) carinifera
"Turritella carinifera" = Turritella (Torquesia) carinifera Deshayes 1824 turret shell
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
 Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae
Amblychilepas scutellum Gmelin 1791 snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae