Coopers Cave (Pliocene of South Africa)

Where: South Africa (26.0° S, 27.7° E: paleocoordinates 26.2° S, 27.3° E)

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, conglomeratic breccia

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: A. Hartstone-Rose, D.J. De Ruiter, L.R. Berger and S.E. Churchill. 2007. A sabre-tooth felid from Coopers Cave (Gauteng, South Africa) and its implications for Megantereon (Felidae: Machairodontinae) taxonomy. [M. Uhen/S. Paxson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190075: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Stephanie Paxson on 27.11.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Carnivora - Felidae
Megantereon sp. Croizet and Jobert 1828 cat