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The Karoo basins of south-central Africa
The Karoo basins of south-central Africa evolved during the first-order cycle of supercontinent assembly and breakup of Pangea, under the influence of two distinct tectonic regimes sourced from theExpand
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27th Du Toit Memorial LectureRe-uniting lost continents – Fossil reptiles from the ancient Karoo and their wanderlust
Fossil discoveries from South Africa have greatly expanded knowledge of the development of life on Earth. In particular, the enormous palaeontological wealth of the Karoo, covering a period of almostExpand
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High-precision temporal calibration of Late Permian vertebrate biostratigraphy: U-Pb zircon constraints from the Karoo Supergroup, South Africa
Therapsid and other tetrapod fossils from the South African Karoo Supergroup provide the most detailed and best studied terrestrial vertebrate record of the Middle and Late Permian. The resultingExpand
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A lamprey from the Devonian period of South Africa
Lampreys are the most scientifically accessible of the remaining jawless vertebrates, but their evolutionary history is obscure. In contrast to the rich fossil record of armoured jawless fishes, allExpand
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THE AMPHIBAMID MICROPHOLIS FROM THE LYSTROSAURUS ASSEMBLAGE ZONE OF SOUTH AFRICA
Abstract The small temnospondyl Micropholis stowi from the Lower Triassic Lystrosaurus Assemblage Zone (Karoo Basin, South Africa) is redescribed on the basis of a larger sample of specimens,Expand
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When and how did the terrestrial mid-Permian mass extinction occur? Evidence from the tetrapod record of the Karoo Basin, South Africa
A mid-Permian (Guadalupian epoch) extinction event at approximately 260 Ma has been mooted for two decades. This is based primarily on invertebrate biostratigraphy of Guadalupian–Lopingian marineExpand
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Basin development during the deposition of the Elliot Formation (Late Triassic - Early Jurassic), Karoo Supergroup, South Africa
The integrated results of a facies analysis and provenance study of the Late Triassic to Early Jurassic Elliot Formation (Karoo Supergroup) provide some new insights into the development of the mainExpand
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A second varanopseid skull from the Upper Permian of South Africa: implications for Late Permian ‘pelycosaur’ evolution
Late Permian terrestrial faunas of South Africa and Russia are dominated taxonomically and ecologically by therapsid synapsids. On the basis of a single specimen from the Upper Permian of SouthExpand
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Foredeep submarine fans and forebulge deltas: orogenic off-loading in the underfilled Karoo Basin
Abstract Third-order sequence stratigraphic analysis of the Early Permian marine to continental facies of the Karoo Basin provides a case study for the sedimentation patterns which may develop in anExpand
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Palaeoneurological clues to the evolution of defining mammalian soft tissue traits
A rich fossil record chronicles the distant origins of mammals, but the evolution of defining soft tissue characters of extant mammals, such as mammary glands and hairs is difficult to interpretExpand
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