Saldanha Bay (Pleistocene of South Africa)

Also known as Column 6

Where: South Africa (33.0° S, 17.9° E: paleocoordinates 33.0° S, 17.8° 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 and Wybergh, 1920.

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 122937: 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.
 Lepetellida - Fissurellidae
"Amblychilepas scutella" = Amblychilepas scutellum
"Amblychilepas scutella" = Amblychilepas scutellum Gmelin 1791 snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
 Trochoidea - Turbinidae
Turbo ? sarmaticus Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Ptenoglossa - Thaididae
"Thais squamosa" = Sistrum squamosum
"Thais squamosa" = Sistrum squamosum Pease 1868 snail
 Patellogastropoda - Patellidae
Patella granatina Linnaeus 1758 limpet
Patella granularis Linnaeus 1758 limpet
"Patella cochlear" = Scutellastra cochlear Born 1778 limpet
"Patella barbara" = Scutellastra barbara Linnaeus 1758 limpet
 Cerithioidea - Cerithiidae
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
Turritella capensis turret shell
"Turritella carinifera" = Turritella (Torquesia) carinifera Deshayes 1824 turret shell
 Neotaenioglossa - Calyptraeidae
Crepidula porcellana slipper shell
"Crepidula aculeata" = Bostrycapulus aculeatus Gmelin 1791 slipper shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Natica genuana moon snail
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Burnupena cincta true whelk
Burnupena limbosa true whelk
Nassa speciosa true whelk
Nassa plicatella Adams 1852 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Mitridae
Mitra aerumnosa mitre shell
 Neogastropoda - Clavatulidae
Clavatula sinuata Born 1780 snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus elongatus cone shell
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Marginella capensis Krauss 1848 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Tritonalia purpuroides" = Purpura (Tritonalia), Thais cingulata, "Purpura angulata" = Purpura (Stramonita) angulata
"Tritonalia purpuroides" = Purpura (Tritonalia) murex snail
Thais cingulata murex snail
"Purpura angulata" = Purpura (Stramonita) angulata Dujardin 1837 murex snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Ranellidae
"Argobuccinum argus" = Argobuccinum pustulosum Solander and Lightfoot 1786 triton shell
Cymatium dolarium triton shell
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellina madagascariensis Gmelin 1791 tellin clam
Gastrana abildgaardiana Spengler 1798 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Venus verrucosa venus clam
Dosinia africana Gray 1838 venus clam
Tapes corrugata venus clam
Tapes deshayesii venus clam
Tivela compressa venus clam
 Cardiida - Mactridae
Lutraria lutraria Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Solenida - Solenidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Fasciolaria lugubris
"Fasciolaria lugubris" = Lugubrilaria lugubris
"Fasciolaria lugubris" = Lugubrilaria lugubris Adams and Reeve 1847