Where: Cape, South Africa (33.8° S, 25.7° E: paleocoordinates 33.9° S, 25.2° E)
• coordinate stated in text
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Alexandria Formation, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)
• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Alexandria Formation, which unconformably overlies Late Cretaceous Sundays River Fm in places, and is overlain by eolian calcarenites. AGE: Much discussed, although not clearly in text, to range from Miocene to Pleistocene, but also possible Eocene (see Haughton pers. comm., cited in text). Assigned here to a Pliocene age, based on more recent publications (King, 1972). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: A composite list representing the entire formation.
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: foreshore; shelly/skeletal sandstone
•as a beach berm.
Size class: macrofossils
Collected by Ross Zietsman in 06/1981
• South African Musem (SAM)
Primary reference: W. Liltved and F. Leroux. 1988. A new fossil Cypraea (Gastropoda, Prosobranchia) from South Africa with notes on the Alexandria Formation. Veliger 30(4):400-407 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 179485: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 17.06.2016
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