S.926, lower Gombati River near confluence with Ruhembe River (Permian of Tanzania)

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

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-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. Detached block in river.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; gray shale

• 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 41494: authorized by David Bottjer, entered by Matthew Clapham on 15.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Ostreida - Pteriidae
Pteria africana n. sp. pearl oyster