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Wesselton Mine, Kimberley, Dwyka Shale (Permian to of South Africa)

Where: South Africa (25.9° S, 18.0° E: paleocoordinates 54.5° S, 31.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Ganigobis Formation (Dwyka Shale Group), Artinskian to Artinskian (290.1 - 259.0 Ma)

• "Approximately of Dwyka age." Could be from the Ecca shales.

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; carbonaceous shale

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: Repository: South African Museum

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 131113: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Priscilla Vazquez on 20.07.2012

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