S.856, Tributary of Ruhembe River above confluence with Msolwa River (Permian of Tanzania)

Where: Morogoro, Tanzania (8.0° S, 36.9° E: paleocoordinates 28.4° S, 42.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Beaufort Group, Capitanian (265.1 - 259.9 Ma)

• Karoo Supergroup "Ruhembe Beds"; Cistecephalus zone, upper zone of Lower Beaufort, corresponding to late Capitanian.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; gray shale

• Hard, dark-grey shale.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: L. R. Cox. 1936. Karroo Lamellibranchia from Tanganyika Territory and Madagascar. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 92(365):32-56 [D. Bottjer/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41489: authorized by David Bottjer, entered by Matthew Clapham on 15.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Ostreida - Bakevelliidae
Gervillia sp. Defrance 1820 oyster
 Modiomorphida - Modiomorphidae