The stratigraphy and paleontology of the Lower Nama Group, south west Africa.
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Published by University of Cape Town in Cape Town .
Written in English


  • Geology - South Africa - Lower Nama Group

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SeriesCape Town University. Bulletin 12
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Pagination250 p.
Number of Pages250
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Open LibraryOL22068651M

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This paper presents the first stratigraphic subdivision of the Natal Group rocks that is applicable to the entire preserved basin. The Natal Group consists of two formations, each representing a tectonic cycle -- a lower Durban Formation and an upper Mariannhill by: Precambrian Research, 32 () 45 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam -- Printed in The Netherlands LATEST PROTEROZOIC MICROFOSSILS FROM THE NAMA GROUP, NAMIBIA (SOUTH WEST AFRICA) GERARD J.B. GERMS1, ANDREW H. KNOLLs and GONZALO VIDAL~ 1 j. C.I. Research Unit, P.O. Box , Randfontein (South Africa) ~Department of Organismic and Cited by: ELSEVIER Precambrian Research 73 () Premmbriun Reseurth The Neoproterozoic of southwestern Africa, with emphasis on platform stratigraphy and paleontology Gerard J.B. Germs JCI Geological Services, Research, P.O. Box , Randfontein, South Africa Received 10 March ; revised version accepted 15 September Abstract Neoproterozoic sediments in southwestern Africa Cited by: Biostratigraphy of the lower Burgersdorp Formation (Beaufort Group; Karoo Supergroup) of South Africa – implications for the stratigraphic ranges of early Triassic tetrapods J. Neveling1*, P.J. Hancox2 & B.S. Rubidge3 1Council for Geoscience, Private Bag X, Pretoria, South Africa.

ELSEVIER Precambrian Research 73 () Pretnmbriun Reseurth Sequence stratigraphy and sedimentology of the Neoproterozoic Kuibis and Schwarzrand Subgroups (Nama Group), southwestern Namibia Beverly Z. Saylor a,z~, John P. Grotzinger a, Gerard J.B. Germs b a Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, Mass. , . Stratigraphic column and inferred climatic regimes of the Karoo Basin of South Africa (redrawn from Catuneanu et al., , Neveling et al. , Rubidge , Smith , and Smith and Ward, The Nama Group represents a major stratigraphic unit (based on the Geological Map of South West Africa/Namibia 1: 1 , ) and important localities. The lower and middle parts of. Germs, G. J. B., , Possible sprigginid worm and a new trace fossil from the Nama Group, South West Africa, Geology 1: 69– Google Scholar Geyer, G., and Uchman, A., , Ichnofossil assemblages from the Nama Group (Neoproterozoic–Lower Cambrian) in Namibia and the Proterozoic–Cambrian boundary problem revisited, in: Morocco ’

The Ediacaran–Cambrian succession in the Nama Group, Nama Basin of southern Namibia, occurs in two sub-basins, Zaris (to the north) and Witputs (to the south), separated by a topographic high (Germs, ). The Nama Group comprises the Kuibis, Schwarzrand, and . The Nama Group of southern Namibia is a candidate for the Terminal Proterozoic Global Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP). Desirable characteristics of a GSSP include a well-preserved index-fossil. The late Precambrian genus Rangea Gürich, , a frond-like fossil composed of repeated foliate elements, is one of the first discovered forms belonging to the now widely known soft-bodied assemblages characterizing the Ediacaran Period. Rangea occurs together with the genera Pteridinium Gürich, , and Ernietta Pflug, , in the lower parts of the Nama Group, Namibia (South West Africa). The stratigraphy and paleontology of the lower Nama Group, South West Africa. University of Cape Town, Department of Geology, Precambrian Research Unit Bulletin, 12, p. Germs, G. J. B. a.