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Image from page 269 of “Geological magazine” (1864)
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Title: Geological magazine
Year: 1864 (1860s)
Authors: Woodward, Henry, 1832-1921
Publisher: London [etc.] Cambridge University Press
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
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per zones can only be studied in the east of CapeProvince. Round the towns Aliwal North and Burghersdorp theCynognathus zone is very well exposed, and has been collected fromby A. Brown, R. D. Kannemeyer, R. Broom, and the author.It yields a fauna the most abundant constituents of Avhich arethe large Dicynodonts of the genus Kannemexjeria, Cynodonts,particularly those of the family Cynognathidse, and the ThecodontErytlirosuclius. Passing north-westward of the rich locality of Winnaarsbaken atthe farm Klip Kuil, a bed of extremely hard sandstone with clay gallsand fragments of bone is clearly seen to dip under the Cynognathusbeds. In this bed I found fragmentary limb-bones apparently ofLystrosaurus, and two complete maxillse and a dentary of Pro-colophon trigoniceps. In the river which intersects this bed andabout 200 yards below in a bed of sandstone about 100 feet belowthat which contains Procolophoji, I obtained Lystrosaurus remains, D. M. 8. Watson^The Beaufort Beds, 8. Africa. 205
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206 D. M. S. Watson—The Beaufort Beds, S. Africa. one skull being apparently Z. cttrvatus (Owen). Further to the west,at Venterstad and Bethulie Bridge, Lystrosaurus again occurs,specimens being in the British and Albany Museums. About 80 miles south of Burghersdorp, in the district roundTarkastad, I again obtained clear evidence of the order of superpositionof these three zones. In the Field Cornetcy Upper Zwaart Kei ofDistrict Queenstown there is a hill, Tafelberg, the wateicourseson the sides of which give excellent sections. At two localities,Haslop Hill to the north-east and Donnybrook to the south-westof this hill, I obtained Procoloplion at nearly the lowest level explored.This reptile occurs in a thin zone in the great mass of deep-redmudstone which forms all the lower part of the hill. On the farm Tentergate, which is on the west side of Tafelberg ata horizon about 500 feet above the ProcolopJioti zone of Haslop Hill,I found in a thin sandstone a broken dentary of Triholodo
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