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Cana tracksite (Jurassic of Lesotho)

Where: Lesotho (29.1° S, 27.9° E: paleocoordinates 42.7° S, 1.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Clarens Formation (Stormberg Group), Sinemurian (196.5 - 189.6 Ma)

• zone B/3; = "Transition Beds III", base of Cave Sandstone

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; red sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by P. Ellenberger

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: P. Ellenberger. 1970. Les niveaux paléontologiques de première apparition des mammifères primoridaux en Afrique du Sud et leur ichnologie. Establissement de zones stratigraphiques detaillees dans le Stormberg du Lesotho (Afrique du Sud) (Trias Supérieur à Jurassique) [The paleontological levels of the first appearance of primordial mammals in southern Africa and their ichnology. Establishment of detailed stratigraphic zones in the Stormberg of Lesotho (southern Africa) (Upper Triassic to Jurassic). In: S. H. Haughton (ed.), Second Symposium on Gondwana Stratigraphy and Paleontology, International Union of Geological Sciences. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria 343-370 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 84073: authorized by Matt Carrano, entered by Matt Carrano on 16.09.2008