Karoo supergroup palaeontology of Namibia and brief description of a Thecodont from Omingonde

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dc.contributor.author Pickford, Martin
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-11T07:36:29Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-11T07:36:29Z
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.citation None en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0078-8554
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/16388
dc.description Main article en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Karoo strata crop out extensively in Namibia. Numerous and diverse fossils have been collected from three areas - Karasberg, Kalahari and Huab Karoo basins. Although a great deal of research has been done on these strata and their fossil content, the literature is scattered and no publication has been devoted to a detailed review of what has been achieved. This paper presents a review based principally on a literature search allied to personal experience of some of the fossils and field trips to a few localities. It cannot pretend to be an in-depth review. The Namibian Karoo outcrops are so extensive and the palaeontological remains so diverse, that several years of intensive research would be required to achieve such a work. Tragically, many of the fossils mentioned in the text have been lost or their whereabouts are unknown. A small sample of fossils is housed in the Geological Survey Museum, Windhoek, and other fossils are known to be curated by the South African Museum, Cape Town, the Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, Witwatersrand University and the Geological Survey of South Africa, Pretoria. A thecodont from the Omingonde Formation (Upper Triassic) is described briefly. en_ZA
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dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research en_ZA
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dc.title Karoo supergroup palaeontology of Namibia and brief description of a Thecodont from Omingonde en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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