Beaufort West (Permian of South Africa)

Where: South Africa (32.4° S, 22.6° E: paleocoordinates 60.1° S, 41.0° W)

When: Permian (298.9 - 252.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; fine-grained, gray, muddy, silty sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. Botha-Brink. 2010. Do extraordinarily high growth rates in Permo-Triassic dicynodonts (Therapsida, Anomodontia) explain their success before and after the end-Permian extinction?. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 160(2):341-365 [M. Uhen/W. Rhodes]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 189533: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by William Rhodes on 28.10.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Therapsida - Cistecephalidae
Cistecephalus sp. Owen 1876 dicynodont