Dunbrody, Wit River (Dun 11) (Cretaceous to of South Africa)

Where: Eastern Cape, South Africa (33.5° S, 25.5° E: paleocoordinates 44.4° S, 11.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Kirkwood Formation, Berriasian to Berriasian (145.0 - 136.4 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; gray mudstone

• "marsh or lake, low energy, fresh to brackish water" (Anderson and Anderson 1985 (ref. 6188))
• "light olive grey, mudstone" (Anderson and Anderson 1985 (ref. 6188))

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Reposited in the BPI

• "Several persons, starting apparently with Atherstone & Rubidge (1845-59), have collected from the Wit River and Bezuidenhouts River localities, Dunbrody superlocality. Precise location data (sublocality and supersite) is invariably lacking. We have attempted therefore to plot the assemblage data, based on all available collections, only at the rank of locality." (Anderson and Anderson 1985 (ref. 6188)) the collections reside at the Albany Museum in Grahamstown (AMG), the South African Museum (SAM) in Cape Town, the Bernard Price Institute (BPI) in Johannesburg and the Botanical Research Institute in Pretoria (PRE)

Primary reference: J. M. Anderson and H. M. Anderson. 1985. Palaeoflora of Southern Africa. Prodromus of South African Megafloras Devonian to Lower Cretaceous 1-423 [P. Gensel/P. Gensel/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38301: authorized by Hallie Sims, entered by Jason Cassara on 19.04.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Bennettitales -
Zamites recta
leaves, also lists 2 scale-leaf specimens
 Pinales - Araucariaceae