Where: South Africa (34.5° S, 20.0° E: paleocoordinates 34.7° S, 19.6° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• local area-level geographic resolution
When: Bredasdorp Formation, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)
• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Alexandria Formation, which unconformably overlies Late Cretaceous Sundays River Fm in places, and is overlain by eolian calcarenites. AGE: Much discussed, although not clearly in text, to range from Miocene to Pleistocene, but also possible Eocene (see Haughton pers. comm., cited in text). Assigned here to a Pliocene age, based on more recent publications (King, 1972). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: A composite list representing the entire formation.
• formation-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified, shelly/skeletal, calcareous limestone and lithified, shelly/skeletal, calcareous sandstone
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: COLLECTOR: Unknown collector. REPOSITORY: Unknown repository.
Primary reference: A. Ruddock. 1966. The Tertiary limestone of the southern coastal regions of Cape Province, South Africa. Sedimentary Basins of the African Coasts 49-62 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy] more details
Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis
PaleoDB collection 77528: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 14.01.2008
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