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well, farm Kangnas, portion Goebees (Cretaceous of South Africa)

Also known as Kangnasaurus type site, Goubies

Where: Western Cape, South Africa (29.5° S, 18.4° E: paleocoordinates 44.2° S, 2.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Cretaceous (99.7 - 66.0 Ma)

• exposed in well at a depth of 34 m; probably younger than 80 mya

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: crater lake; poorly lithified, concretionary conglomerate and volcaniclastic, intraclastic, calcareous mudstone

• "quiet deposition, under subaqueous conditions, probably lacustrine sedimentation", probably a "crater-fill succession above an olivine-melilitie intrusion"
• "a poorly sorted, immature, coarse clastic unit of colluvial rubble"; "calcified and silicified quartzofelspathic grits and breccias". Fossils associated with a calcareous, ostracod-bearing mudrock and volcaniclastic breccia; it is laminated, with scattered lithic clasts."

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by J. Crozier, Coetzee & A. Rogers in 19131914

Collection methods: core,

• site revisited in 1990 for sediment samples

Primary reference: S. H. Haughton. 1915. On some dinosaur remains from Bushmanland. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 5(1):259-264 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 68017: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 21.12.2006

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