Where: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (28.4° S, 32.3° E: paleocoordinates 28.8° S, 31.5° E)
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)
• Lowest beds in the exposed section are marls, or yellow, sandy clays, which appear in the hillside overlooking the westward flats surrounding Lake Futululu. They are overlain by sandstone (20-30 ft) containing the collection. Succeeding yellow sands are 20 ft in thickness, but yield no fossils.
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified, shelly/skeletal, yellow sandstone
Size class: macrofossils
Preservation: original aragonite, original calcite
Collection methods: quarrying,
• Originally collected by A. Martin (1952), subsequent collecting by L. King (1953) and Frankel (1960's). Some material lodged in Durban Museum.
Primary reference: L.K. King. 1954. A Miocene marine fauna from Zululand. Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 41473: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 14.07.2004
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