Burnera Water Fall, upper Umkomaas (Triassic of South Africa)

Where: South Africa (29.5° S, 29.5° E: paleocoordinates 62.1° S, 0.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Molteno Formation, Carnian (237.0 - 228.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: wet floodplain; lithified siliciclastic sediments

• Karoo basin

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by J.A. Townrow; reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: F. E. Zeuner. 1960. A Triassic insect fauna from the Molteno beds of South Africa. XI Internationaler Kongress für Entomologie, Verhandlungen 1:304-306 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 151912: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 16.10.2013, edited by Jered Karr

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Dicondylia - Triassoblattidae
"Rhipidoblattopsis natalensis n. gen. n. sp." = Triassoblatta natalensis
"Rhipidoblattopsis natalensis n. gen. n. sp." = Triassoblatta natalensis Zeuner 1960 winged insect
BMNH In 59529
 Coleoptera - Permosynidae
Umkomaasia depressa n. gen. n. sp.
Umkomaasia depressa n. gen. n. sp. Zeuner 1960 beetle
BMNH In 59564
 Coleoptera -
Pseudosilphites natalensis n. sp. Zeuner 1960 beetle
BMNH In 59573
 Coleoptera - Cupedidae
Moltenocupes townrowi n. gen. n. sp.
Moltenocupes townrowi n. gen. n. sp. Zeuner 1960 reticulated beetle
BMNH In 59334, 59574