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Just thought I’d share something from South Africa for a change. I found these while on holiday in a very rural and remote part of South Africa called the Wild Coast. They are very fragmented fossils, most likely Dicynodonts, from the Daptocephalus Assemblage Zone of the Beaufort Group (part of the Karoo Supergroup). The rock is incredibly hard and the fossils so fragmented that they will likely remain there for many more years, to delight the next fossil enthusiast who wanders past. Picture 1 is the most intriguing. It looks more or less intact and I really want to know how much
Plax posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionKeep seeing old geology used in recent paleontological literature and was wondering what the cause was. The local Pliocene Bear Bluff Formation for instance was changed to the Goose Creek Limestone a couple of decades ago. Also have seen the Campanian Black Creek Formation used when it is the Black Creek Group containing three formations. This also for over 20 years. Sort of the same deal for the Paleocene Beaufort Formation elevated to a group a long time ago. Question is whether the usage is a disagreement with the revised nomenclature or ignorance. The reason I mention ignorance, not the ne
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsPart 1 Scientific Integrity in Education; Part 2: “The Great Dying” – end Permian extinction John Geissman, University of Texas at Dallas Geologists of Jackson Hole https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nYTuDP54ZI Yours, Paul H.