Kirkwood Cliffs ‘Lookout’ (sandstone bed) (Cretaceous to of South Africa)

Where: Eastern Cape, South Africa (33.4° S, 25.5° E: paleocoordinates 45.0° S, 11.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Kirkwood Formation (Uitenhage Group), Berriasian to Berriasian (145.0 - 129.4 Ma)

• stratotype locality of the Kirkwood Formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; coarse-grained sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by W. J de Klerk in 1990's-2000's

Primary reference: B. W. McPhee, P. D. Mannion, W. J. Klerk and J. N. Choiniere. 2016. High diversity in the sauropod dinosaur fauna of the Lower Cretaceous Kirkwood Formation of South Africa: Implications for the Jurassic-Cretaceous transition. Cretaceous Research 59:228-248 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 174954: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 01.12.2015

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Saurischia - Diplodocidae
Diplodocinae indet. Janensch 1929 diplodocine
AM 6004 (posterior caudal vertebra)