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Gokwe Tribal Trust Area (Permian to of Zimbabwe)

Where: Zimbabwe (18.1° S, 28.2° E: paleocoordinates 57.0° S, 4.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Madumabisa Mudstone Formation (Beaufort Group), Capitanian to Capitanian (265.0 - 254.0 Ma)

• "Middle Madumabisa Mudstones, K5d of Bond (1973); late Permian (Dzhulfian)"; chronostratigraphy according to correlation chart on p. 240 in Catuneanu et al. (2005, J. African Earth Sci. 43, pp. 211-253)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; mudstone and lag, concretionary siderite

• lacustrine origin of Madumabisa Mudstone of the Zambezi Basin according to Nyambe & Dixon (2000, J. African Earth Sci. 30, pp. 535-553)

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: concretion

Collected by M.C. McKenna, B. Hosking in 1976

Primary reference: E.S. Gaffney and M.C. McKenna. 1979. A Late Permian captorhinid from Rhodesia. American Museum Novitates (2688)1-15 [J. Mueller/J. Dummasch] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 79811: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Jana Dummasch on 25.03.2008, edited by Torsten Liebrecht

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