Where: Western Cape, South Africa (32.9° S, 21.9° E: paleocoordinates 59.6° S, 35.5° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• local area-level geographic resolution
When: Tapinocephalus Assemblage other zone, Abrahamskraal Formation (Beaufort Group), Capitanian (265.1 - 259.9 Ma)
• " [...] Middle Permian Tapinocephalus Zone of the Beaufort Series of South Africa." (Cox, 1969). Kitching (1977, "Distribution of the Karroo Vertebrate Fauna", p. 41), however, assigns this locality to the lower Tapinocephalus zone, which corresponds to the Tapinocephalus Assemblage Zone of Rubidge et al. (1995, South African Committee for Stratigraphy, Biostratigraphic Series No. 1).
•The Tapinocephalus AZ is Capitanian according to Catuneanu et al. (2005, J. Afr. Earth Sci. 43). The geographic and biostratigraphic position of the locality suggests that the site is in the Abrahamskraal Formation, which is of Capitanian age (see Catuneanu et al., 2005, J. Afr. Earth Sci. 43 figs. 24, 25).
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: dry floodplain; hematitic, gray, green, silty mudstone
Size class: macrofossils
Reposited in the BMNH
Primary reference: C. B. Cox. 1969. The Problematic Permian Reptile Eunotosaurus. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Geology Series 18(5):167-196 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 92645: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 23.11.2009, edited by Richard Butler and Bethany Allen
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