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Harrismith Commonage (Triassic to of South Africa)

Also known as "Old Brickfield" Donga

Where: Free State, South Africa (28.3° S, 29.1° E: paleocoordinates 66.1° S, 10.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Lystrosaurus Assemblage Zone zone, Harrismith Member (Normandien Formation), Induan to Induan (252.3 - 247.2 Ma)

• "levels corresponding to the Harrismith Member of the Normandien Formation (Rubidge et al. 1995), which record a fauna biostratigraphically known as the Lystrosaurus AZ, Induan–early Olenekian in age." (Abdala 2007)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BPI

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

• TM: Ditsong National Museum of Natural History, formerly Transvaal Museum, Pretoria, South Africa

•MGM: McGregor Museum, Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa

Primary reference: E. H. Colbert and J. W. Kitching. 1977. Triassic Cynodont Reptiles From Antarctica. American Museum Novitates 2611:1-30 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 88282: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 06.04.2009, edited by Richard Butler, Juan Benito Moreno and Bethany Allen

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