Also known as Ruhuhu Coalfields, Songea District, Survey No. S250, Karroo, Karoo
Where: Ruvuma, Tanzania (10.3° S, 35.2° E: paleocoordinates 55.1° S, 15.3° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Cistecephalus zone, Usili Formation (Songea Group), Wuchiapingian (259.9 - 254.2 Ma)
• "Lower Bone Bed [K6]" - now recognised as part of the Usili Formation
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: terrestrial; concretionary, gray, green mudstone
•Stockley says that the sandstone forming the base was not found at B2, "the beds being faulted against the Kingori Sandstones."
•There is some dispute as to whether this is a true bone bed. Haughton says it should be called a bed bearing bones instead.
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: surface (in situ),
Primary reference: S. H. Haughton. 1932. On a collection of Karroo vertebrates from Tanganyika Territory. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 88(4):634-671 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 38065: authorized by Robin Whatley, entered by Robin Whatley on 06.04.2004
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