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Z 53/3, Cabora Bassa Basin (Triassic of Zimbabwe)

Where: Mashonaland Central, Zimbabwe (16.2° S, 30.3° E: paleocoordinates 50.8° S, 11.9° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pebbly Arkose Formation (Karoo Group), Carnian (235.0 - 221.5 Ma)

• considered equivalent to the Molteno Formation of South Africa and of "Ischigualastian" age; Carnian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; graded, fine-grained, micaceous, pyritic, brown sandstone

• "alluvial plain sedimentation"
• "Light-brown, fine-grained micaceous sandstone which is moderately sorted and relatively coarse bedded. The sandstone fines upward to siltstone and even to mudstone. Pyrite concretions occur sporadically. Scour-and-fill structures are developed at the base of the cyclic units, whereas disiccation cracks and slump structures are more common in the upper portions"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Oesterlen, Raath in 1988, 1990

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

Primary reference: M. A. Raath, P. M. Oesterlen, and J. W. Kitching. 1992. First record of Triassic Rhynchosauria (Reptilia: Diapsida) from the Lower Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe. Palaeontologia africana 29:1-10 [R. Butler/R. Butler/R. Butler] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 48460: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 20.03.2005, edited by Richard Butler

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