Needs Camp, Lower Quarry (Cretaceous of South Africa)

Where: South Africa (33.0° S, 27.6° E: paleocoordinates 49.5° S, 12.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Late/Upper Cretaceous (100.5 - 66.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified, shelly/skeletal, white grainstone

• rocks virtually unconsolidated, off-white, bioclastic calcarenite

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: F. Chapman. 1916. Foraminifera and Ostracoda from the Upper Cretaceous onf Need's Camp, Buffalo River, Cape Province. Annals of the South African Museum 12:107-118 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38815: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 05.05.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
 Foraminifera -
Foraminifera indet. foram
cf. "Rotorbinella" or "Gavelinopsis"
Anomalinidae
  - Anomalinidae
Haplophragmiina
 Lituolacea - Ammobaculinidae
Cristellaria
  -
Spiroplecta
  -
Spiroplecta anceps
including new variety S. anceps infracta
Rotaliina
 Chilostomellacea - Gavelinellidae
 Chilostomellacea - Alabaminidae
 Planorbulinacea - Cibicididae
 Rotaliacea - Rotaliidae
 Rotaliina - Bolivinidae
Spiroplectammina
  - Spiroplectamminidae
 Globigerinina - Hedbergellidae
 Globigerinina - Rugoglobigerinidae
Lagenina
 Nodosariacea - Nodosariidae
Ostracoda
  -
Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
 Podocopida - Cytheridae
Cythere postcultrata n. sp. ostracod
 Podocopida - Bairdiidae
Bairdia africana n. sp. ostracod
Bairdia subdeltoidea von Muenster 1830 ostracod
including new variety B. subdeltoidea aequalis
Bivalvia
 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
Inoceramus sp. Sowerby 1814 clam
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus sp. Agassiz 1843 mako shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Carcharias sp. Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
Reptilia
 Sauropterygia -
cf. Plesiosauroidea indet. Welles 1943 plesiosaur
"reptile tooth", tentatively assigned to Plesiosauroidea
Echinoidea
 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
"Cidaris" sp. Leske 1778 pencil urchin
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Caryophyllia sp. Lamarck 1801 stony coral