Also known as Tamboersfontein, Tamboer's Fontein
Where: Western Cape, South Africa (32.5° S, 21.9° E: paleocoordinates 59.5° S, 34.7° W)
• coordinate based on political unit
• small collection-level geographic resolution
When: Tapinocephalus Assemblage zone, Abrahamskraal Formation (Beaufort Group), Capitanian (265.1 - 259.9 Ma)
• Kitching (1977, "Distribution of the Karroo Vertebrate Fauna") assigns this locality to the lower Tapinocephalus Zone. This corresponds to the Tapinocephalus Assemblage Zone of Rubidge et al. (1995, South African Committee for Stratigraphy, Biostratigraphic Series No. 1). Additionally, Lee (1997) states that the fossil (BMNH R1970) comes from the Tapinocephalus Zone.
•The Tapinocephalus AZ is Capitanian according to Catuneanu et al. (2005, J. Afr. Earth Sci. 43). Since the locality is west of 24°E it very likely is within the Abrahamskraal Fm. (see Catuneanu et al., 2005 figs. 24, 25).
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; sandstone and claystone
Size class: macrofossils
Reposited in the BMNH
Primary reference: H. G. Seeley. 1892. Researches on the Structure, Organization, and Classification of the Fossil Reptilia. VII. Further Observations on Pareiasaurus. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B 183:311-370 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 93084: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 30.12.2009, edited by Bethany Allen
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