Cox - 37 (S.E. Tanganyika) (Jurassic of Tanzania)

Where: Tanzania (9.4° S, 39.4° E: paleocoordinates 28.4° S, 17.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Bajocian (170.3 - 168.3 Ma)

• Bajocian (?)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified siliciclastic sediments

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, original calcite

Collection methods: mechanical

Primary reference: L. R. Cox. 1965. Jurassic Bivalvia and Gastropoda from Tanganyika and Kenya. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Geology Supplement I [M. Aberhan/S. Nurnberg/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36315: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Sabine Nürnberg on 25.01.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Bakevelliidae
Gervillella orientalis Douvillé 1916 oyster
50-52 feet
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Corbula mandawaensis n. sp. clam
46-72 feet
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
Pronoella putealis clam
46-64 feet
Gastropoda
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
Pietteia stockleyi snail
46-62 feet
 Hypsogastropoda - Coelostylinidae
Coelostylina mandawaensis snail
56-68 feet
 Sorbeoconcha - Cryptaulacidae
Exelissa africana n. sp. snail
50-72 feet
 Sorbeoconcha - Brachytrematidae
Brachytrema sp. Morris and Lycett 1851 snail
46-54 feet
 Sorbeoconcha - Procerithiidae
Procerithium mandawaense n. sp. snail
38-70 feet
 Murchisoniina - Zygopleuridae
Zygopleura mandawaensis snail
58-66 feet