Alexander Bay (Pleistocene of South Africa)

Also known as Column 3

Where: South Africa (28.7° S, 16.5° E: paleocoordinates 28.7° S, 16.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: Lithostratigraphic relations are not discussed in text. AGE: Pleistocene, presumably. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Unknown.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; unlithified siliciclastic sediments

• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Unknown. LITHIFICATION: Unknown. Assumed unlithified as it is described as a "raised beach".

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: COLLECTOR: Unknown. REPOSITORY: Originally reported by Haughton, 1932.

Primary reference: K. H. Barnard. 1962. Revised list of South African late Tertiary and Pleistocene marine Mollusca. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 36(4):179-196 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 122933: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 07.01.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for mollusca. NOMENCLATURE: Not an authoritative publication, and with somewhat antiquated nomenclature, though with species-resolution identifications.
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Tapes corrugata venus clam
Chamelea krigei venus clam
 Cardiida - Donacidae
Donax serra Roding 1798 clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
 Ptenoglossa - Thaididae
"Thais squamosa" = Sistrum squamosum
"Thais squamosa" = Sistrum squamosum Pease 1868 snail
 Ptenoglossa - Epitoniidae
Epitonium sp. Bolten 1798 wentletrap
 Patellogastropoda - Patellidae
Patella oculus Born 1778 limpet
Patella granatina Linnaeus 1758 limpet
Patella granularis Linnaeus 1758 limpet
"Patella cochlear" = Scutellastra cochlear Born 1778 limpet
"Patella barbara" = Scutellastra barbara Linnaeus 1758 limpet
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"Bullia digitalis" = Buccinum digitale Dillwyn 1817 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
"Bullia magna" = Bullia annulata
"Bullia magna" = Bullia annulata Lamarck 1816 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Thais cingulata murex snail
Thais dubia Krauss 1848 murex snail
"Thais praecingulata" = Nucella praecingulata Haughton 1932 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus elongatus cone shell
 Littorinoidea - Littorinidae
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crepidula porcellana slipper shell
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
"Argobuccinum argus" = Argobuccinum pustulosum
"Argobuccinum argus" = Argobuccinum pustulosum Solander and Lightfoot 1786 triton shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella carinifera" = Turritella (Torquesia) carinifera
"Turritella carinifera" = Turritella (Torquesia) carinifera Deshayes 1824 turret shell
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
 Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae
Diodora parviforata Sowerby 1889 snail