Sundays River, east bank (Cretaceous to of South Africa)

Also known as Site 15, Umfuleni

Where: Eastern Cape, South Africa (33.5° S, 25.5° E: paleocoordinates 44.7° S, 11.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Kirkwood Formation (Uitenhage Group), Berriasian to Berriasian (145.0 - 132.9 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; fine-grained mudstone

• "fine-grained mudstone"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by T. Rich & P. Rich in 1978

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: I. R. McLachlan and I. K. McMillan. 1976. Review and stratigraphic significance of southern Cape Mesozoic palaeontology. Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa 79(2):197-212 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 62550: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 21.07.2006

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Taxonomic list

Ostracoda
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Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
Bivalvia
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Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda
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Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Reptilia
 Neornithischia - Iguanodontidae
Iguanodontidae indet. Bonaparte 1850 iguanodontid
SAM K5258
 Loricata -
? Mesosuchia indet. Huxley 1875 crocodilian
SAM K5257
 Rhynchocephalia -
aff. Opisthias sp. Gilmore 1909 rhynchocephalian
SAM K6136