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Kenmoore Farm (Permian of South Africa)

Where: Western Cape, South Africa (33.8° S, 19.6° E: paleocoordinates 58.7° S, 49.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Whitehill Formation (Ecca Group), Artinskian (290.1 - 279.5 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified, white, carbonaceous shale

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by Lindsay Firm

• Repository: Department of Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Primary reference: H. Geertsema and J. A. van den Heever. 1996. A new beetle, Afrocupes firmae gen. et sp. nov. (Permocupedidae), from the late Palaeozoic Whitehill Formation of South Africa. South African Journal of Science 92:497-499 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 156986: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 03.06.2014

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