Farm Vipersdorf 63, Gibeon District, Mariental (Permian of Namibia)

Where: Namibia (24.5° S, 18.7° E: paleocoordinates 58.3° S, 37.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Dwyka Formation, Sakmarian (295.5 - 290.1 Ma)

• Lower part of the Dwyka Formation, most likely Sakmarian but potentially early Artinskian.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified siliciclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Repository: Geological Survey, Union of South Africa, Pretoria

Primary reference: J. M. Dickins. 1961. Eurydesma and Peruvispira from the Dwyka Beds of South Africa. Palaeontology 4(1):138-148 [D. Bottjer/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41326: authorized by David Bottjer, entered by Matthew Clapham on 12.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gastropoda
 Murchisoniina - Gosseletinidae
Peruvispira vipersdorfensis n. sp. Dickins 1961 snail