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Late Precambrian Dabis Formation, Germs 1995 (Ediacaran of Namibia)

Where: Namibia (22.0° S, 17.0° E: paleocoordinates 41.1° S, 178.3° E)

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Nama other zone, Dabis Formation, Ediacaran (635.0 - 542.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified siltstone and limestone

• Nama Group formed as a result of collision between the Congo, Kalahari, and Rio de la Plata plates
• formation is characterized by siltstone with intertongued limestone. It is unknown as to which lithology the fossils are collected from.

Preservation: cast, trace

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: G. J. B. Germs. 1995. The Neoproterozoic of southwestern Africa, with emphasis on platform stratigraphy and paleontology. Precambrian Research 73:137-151 [M. Patzkowsky/P. Borkow] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 6813: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by Zack Krug on 23.03.2000, edited by Phil Borkow

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