Modderdrift farm (Permian of South Africa)

Where: West Cape, South Africa (33.2° S, 22.5° E: paleocoordinates 60.2° S, 42.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Whitehill Formation (Ecca Group), Kungurian (279.3 - 272.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified dolomite

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by McLachlan, Anderson in 1975

Collection methods: surface (float)

• Repository: Bernard Price Institute

Primary reference: I. R. McLachlan and A. M. Anderson. 1977. Fossil insect wings from the Early Permian White Band Formation, South Africa. Palaeontologia Africana 20:83-86 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 117279: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 18.09.2011, edited by Graeme Lloyd and Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Mecoptera - Nannochoristidae
Afrochoristella maclachlani n. gen. n. sp.1 Pinto and de Ornellas 1978 scorpionfly
 Gorgodontia - Tapinocephalidae
Tapinocaninus pamelae n. gen. n. sp.2
Tapinocaninus pamelae n. gen. n. sp.2 Rubidge 1991 reptile
NMQR 2987, NMQR 2985, NMQR 2986, ROZ K95