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De Cypher farm (Permian of South Africa)

Also known as De Cyfer

Where: Western Cape, South Africa (32.5° S, 22.0° E: paleocoordinates 59.6° S, 34.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tapinocephalus Assemblage Zone other zone, Abrahamskraal Formation (Beaufort Group), Capitanian (265.0 - 259.0 Ma)

• Angielczyk et al. (2016) list this locality as Tapinocephalus Zone. Radioisotopic data constrains the likely age of the Tapinocephalus Zone to Capitanian (Rubidge et al. 2013).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; siliciclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: SAM: South African Museum, Cape Town

Primary reference: K. D. Angielczyk, B. S. Rubidge, M. O. Day and F. Lin. 2016. A reevaluation of Brachyprosopus broomi and Chelydontops altidentalis, dicynodonts (Therapsida, Anomodontia) from the middle Permian Tapinocephalus Assemblage Zone of the Karoo Basin, South Africa. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology e1078342 [R. Butler/R. Butler] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 176349: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 08.02.2016, edited by Bethany Allen

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