Slatchersnek, Somerset East (Permian of South Africa)

Also known as Slatchers Nek

Where: Eastern Cape, South Africa (32.7° S, 25.6° E: paleocoordinates 63.7° S, 29.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone zone, Beaufort Group, Wuchiapingian (259.9 - 254.2 Ma)

• Previously referrred as pertaining to the Endothiodon Assemblage Zone (see Haughton & Brink (1954), Kitching (1977).

•Direct dates for the Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone from Rubidge et al (2013).

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. W. Kitching. 1977. The distribution of the Karroo vertebrate fauna. Memoirs of the Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research 1:1-131 [H. Sims/J. Camp]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 181090: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Juan Benito Moreno on 19.08.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Trogontia - Esthonychidae
"Diictodon galeops n. gen. n. sp." = Diictodon feliceps
"Diictodon galeops n. gen. n. sp." = Diictodon feliceps Owen 1876 whale
AMNH 5308, a skull (holotype)