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Black Crow (Eocene of Namibia)

Also known as Sperrgebiet

Where: Sperrgebiet, Namibia (27.4° S, 15.5° E: paleocoordinates 33.7° S, 6.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lutetian (48.6 - 40.4 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: karst; dolomitic, cherty/siliceous limestone

• Pickford et al. (2008) refer the depositional environment to as "kamenitzas", "solution pans, usually circular or oval in plan, with flat bottoms and rounded edges." The rock that underwent solution is a dolomite (Gariep Dolomite, Neoproterozoic).
• fossiliferous freshwater limestones, post-depositionally silicified

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, acetic, sieve

Primary reference: M. Pickford, B. Senut, J. Morales, P. Mein, and I. M. Sanchez. 2008. Mammalia from the Lutetian of Namibia. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Namibia 20:465-514 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 149173: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 30.07.2013, edited by Torsten Liebrecht, Philip Mannion and Patricia Holroyd

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