Orange River Core 2 (Miocene of South Africa)

Where: North Cape, South Africa (28.6° S, 16.5° E: paleocoordinates 29.4° S, 14.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• Ocean core. Correlated to the Burdigalian (22.6–16.01 Ma).

• group-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; silty, sandy mudstone

• Inner shelf-offshore bar sands and silts.

Size class: microfossils

Collection methods: core,

Primary reference: R. V. Dingle, I. K. McMillan, S. Majoran and L. Bisset. 2001. Palaeo-oceanographical implications of Early-Middle Miocene subtropical ostracod faunas from the continental shelf of the SE Atlantic Ocean . Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 173(1-2):43-60 [W. Clyde/J. Finarelli/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37487: authorized by Will Clyde, entered by John Finarelli on 15.03.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
 Podocopida -
 Podocopida - Pontocyprididae
 Podocopida - Xestoleberididae
Xestoleberis sp. Sars 1866 ostracod
 Podocopida - Paracytherideidae
 Podocopida - Loxoconchidae
Loxoconcha sp. Sars 1866 ostracod
 Podocopida - Neocytherideidae
Neocytherideis sp. Puri 1952 ostracod
 Podocopida -
 Podocopida - Cytheruridae
Cytheropteron sp. Sars 1866 ostracod
Eucytherura sp. ostracod
 Podocopida - Cytherideidae
Eucythere sp. Brady 1868 ostracod
 Podocopida -
 Podocopida - Macrocyprididae
 Podocopida -
Coquimba sp. ostracod
Parakrithella sp. Hanai 1959 ostracod
"Neocaudites cf. maccagnoi" = Falsocythere maccagnoi Ciampo 1972 ostracod
 Platycopida - Cytherellidae
Cytherella sp. Jones 1849 ostracod