Orange River Core 3 (Miocene of South Africa)

Where: North Cape, South Africa (28.6° S, 16.5° E: paleocoordinates 29.2° S, 14.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• Ocean core. Correlated to the Langhian (16.01–15.15 Ma).

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; silty, calcareous mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sediments

• Distal shelf muds and chalks with abundant planktonic foraminifera

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 37494: authorized by Will Clyde, entered by John Finarelli on 15.03.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Podocopida -
 Podocopida - Pontocyprididae
 Podocopida - Xestoleberididae
Xestoleberis sp. Sars 1866 ostracod
 Podocopida - Hemicytheridae
Hermanites sp. Puri 1955 ostracod
 Podocopida - Paracytherideidae
 Podocopida - Loxoconchidae
? Loxoconcha sp. Sars 1866 ostracod
 Podocopida -
 Podocopida - Cytheruridae
Cytheropteron sp. Sars 1866 ostracod
 Podocopida -
 Platycopida - Cytherellidae
Cytherella sp. Jones 1849 ostracod