Cox - 56 (S.E. Tanganyika) (Jurassic of Tanzania)

Where: Tanzania (9.3° S, 39.4° E: paleocoordinates 28.3° S, 17.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Pindiro Shales Member, 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 36336: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Sabine Nürnberg on 26.01.2004

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Bakevelliidae
Gervillella orientalis Douvillé 1916 oyster
 Ostreida - Pinnidae
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astarte kenti n. sp. clam
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
 Lucinida - Mactromyidae
Mactromya eamesi n. sp. clam
Gastropoda
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullariidae
Pictavia tanganyicensis n. sp. apple snail
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
"Ampullospira besairiei" = Ampullina (Ampullospira)
"Ampullospira besairiei" = Ampullina (Ampullospira) snail
 Prosobranchia - Acteoninidae
Acteonina sp. d'Orbigny 1850 snail
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
Pietteia sp. Cossmann 1904 snail
 Hypsogastropoda - Coelostylinidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Cryptaulacidae
 Murchisoniina - Zygopleuridae