Charting the fossils of the Great Karoo: a history of tetrapod biostratigraphy in the Lower Beaufort Group, South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Day, Mike
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-18T12:12:19Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-18T12:12:19Z
dc.date.issued 2013-12-18
dc.identifier.issn 0078-8554
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net10539/13308
dc.description Historical Review en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The interest in the fossil remains of the Beaufort Group and their stratigraphic significance goes back as far as the earliest geological studies in South Africa in the early 19th century. By the 1890s, the understanding of fossil distributions in the sedimentary rocks of the Karoo allowed the formulation of the first tetrapod biostratigraphic subdivisions. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the highest resolution subdivisions of the mostly undifferentiated fluvial sediments of the Beaufort Group have been biostratigraphic. More recent biostratigraphic studies in the Lower Beaufort Group have been crucial in understanding terrestrial ecological change in the Middle and Late Permian, and continue to be a leading area of research in South Africa palaeontology. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Palaeontological Scientific Trust NRF/DST Centre of Excellence in Palaeosciences en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand en_ZA
dc.subject Beaufort en_ZA
dc.subject biostratigraphy en_ZA
dc.subject Karoo en_ZA
dc.subject Tetrapod en_ZA
dc.title Charting the fossils of the Great Karoo: a history of tetrapod biostratigraphy in the Lower Beaufort Group, South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Other en_ZA


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