Where: Namibia (27.3° S, 17.6° E: paleocoordinates 41.2° S, 172.9° W)
• coordinate stated in text
• small collection-level geographic resolution
When: Nomtsas Formation (Nama Group), Ediacaran to Ediacaran (635.0 - 530.0 Ma)
• Ediacaran-Cambrian Boundary.
• formation-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified sandstone and siltstone
•Lower shoreface, just above SWB at its deepest, and tide-influenced on the basis of bidirectional paleocurrents and the presence of trough cross-bedding, based on sedimentary structures, including flaser to lenticular bedding and unidirectional current ripples (Fig. 9). Fine-grained sandstone with mud drapes was probably deposited by waning flows following storm or tidal flows, as described by Saylor (2003).
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Primary reference: J. P. Wilson, J. P. Grotzinger, W. W. Fischer, K. P. Hand, S. Jensen, A. H. Knoll, J. Abelson, J. M. Metz, N. Mcloughlin, P. A. Cohen, and M. M. Tice. 2012. Deep-water incised valley deposits at the Ediacaran-Cambrian boundary in Southern Namibia contain abundant Treptichnus pedum. Palaios 27:252-273 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause] more details
Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis
PaleoDB collection 139838: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 18.02.2013
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