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Ganigobis, near Tses Station (Carboniferous of Namibia)

Where: Namibia (25.9° S, 18.0° E: paleocoordinates 60.1° S, 45.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Ganigobis Formation (Dwyka Tillite Group), Gzhelian (303.4 - 298.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; fine-grained, nodular, black, gray, carbonaceous shale

• Between the Tses and Mariental the tillite is overlain by a soft, dark grey or black, bituminous shale and it is in the lower portion of this that the fish fauna of Ganikobis is found. The fish occur in hard, black, fine-grained calcareous nodules, and no other fossils were found in association with them.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: Repository: Geological Survey of South Africa

Primary reference: B. G. Gardiner. 1962. Namaichthys Schroederi Gürich and other Palaeozoic Fishes from South Africa. Palaeontology 5(1):9-21 [M. Clapham/P. Vazquez] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 131078: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Priscilla Vazquez on 19.07.2012

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