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Farm Swartpunt (Ediacaran of Namibia)

Where: Southeastern Namibia, Namibia (27.5° S, 16.7° E: paleocoordinates 41.3° S, 174.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Nama other zone, Spitzkopf Member, Ediacaran (635.0 - 542.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; lithified, sandy sandstone and lithified, sandy carbonate

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Primary reference: G. M. Narbonne, B. Z. Saylor, and J. P. Grotzinger. 1997. The youngest Ediacaran fossils from southern Africa. Journal of Paleontology 71(6):953-967 [M. Laflamme/M. Laflamme] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 89797: authorized by Marc Laflamme, entered by Marc Laflamme on 12.06.2009, edited by Pete Wagner

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