Rooi Nek, Herschel (Triassic to of South Africa)

Also known as Rooinek

Where: Eastern Cape, South Africa (30.6° S, 27.4° E: paleocoordinates 50.0° S, 1.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Member (Elliot Formation), Norian to Norian (228.0 - 201.3 Ma)

• near base of Fm. in bottom third

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by S. H. Haughton in the 1920s

Primary reference: S. H. Haughton. 1924. The fauna and stratigraphy of the Stormberg Series. Annals of the South African Museum 12:323-497 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36705: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 10.02.2004

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Saurischia -
Melanorosaurus readi Haughton 1924 saurischian
SAM 3532