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Trace Fossils from the Upper Triassic Fluviatile Molteno Formation of the Karoo (Gondwana) Supergroup, Lesotho
Brian R. Turner
Journal of Paleontology
Vol. 52, No. 5 (Sep., 1978), pp. 959-963
Published by: SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1303840
Page Count: 5
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Trace fossils are recorded for the first time from the Upper Triassic Molteno Formation of the Karoo (Gondwana) Supergroup in Lesotho. The Molteno forms an intracratonic clastic wedge, comprising a series of fining-upward sequences deposited by braided streams. The traces are possibly surface gastropod or bivalve trails and have been tentatively assigned to the ichnogenus Scolicia, recording the first example of such traces from ancient fluvial sediments.
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