Cold case files : palaeoforensic and taphonomic study of the Mamafura dicynodont from the end permian

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Chinsamy-Turan, Anusuya en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Smith, Roger en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Fordyce, Nicholas en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-25T08:53:15Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-25T08:53:15Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Fordyce, N. 2010. Cold case files : palaeoforensic and taphonomic study of the Mamafura dicynodont from the end permian. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25794
dc.description.abstract Dicynodonts were non-mammalian herbivorous therapsids (mammal-like reptiles) that flourished world-wide during the Permian and Triassic Periods. They are nowhere more abundant than in the rock strata of the Karoo basin in South Afiica. Taphonomy, the transition from biosphere to lithosphere, is of great geological and biological significance and has provided remarkable insight into palaeoenvironments. A partially articulated dicynodont that has been fossilised alongside an unidentified predator tooth shows evidence of predation and is analysed here. The dicynodont is possibly Oudenodon grandis and was most likely drowned after which it was scavenged from by a gorgonopsian predator, Aelurognathus. The fossil is important as it provides further insight into the ecology of the Late Permian and it enhances our taphonomic understanding. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Botany en_ZA
dc.subject.other Palaeobotany en_ZA
dc.title Cold case files : palaeoforensic and taphonomic study of the Mamafura dicynodont from the end permian en_ZA
dc.type Bachelor Thesis
dc.date.updated 2017-03-10T15:12:49Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Biological Sciences en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Honours
dc.type.qualificationname BSc (Hons) en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Fordyce, N. (2010). <i>Cold case files : palaeoforensic and taphonomic study of the Mamafura dicynodont from the end permian</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25794 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Fordyce, Nicholas. <i>"Cold case files : palaeoforensic and taphonomic study of the Mamafura dicynodont from the end permian."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 2010. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25794 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Fordyce N. Cold case files : palaeoforensic and taphonomic study of the Mamafura dicynodont from the end permian. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 2010 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25794 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Fordyce, Nicholas AB - Dicynodonts were non-mammalian herbivorous therapsids (mammal-like reptiles) that flourished world-wide during the Permian and Triassic Periods. They are nowhere more abundant than in the rock strata of the Karoo basin in South Afiica. Taphonomy, the transition from biosphere to lithosphere, is of great geological and biological significance and has provided remarkable insight into palaeoenvironments. A partially articulated dicynodont that has been fossilised alongside an unidentified predator tooth shows evidence of predation and is analysed here. The dicynodont is possibly Oudenodon grandis and was most likely drowned after which it was scavenged from by a gorgonopsian predator, Aelurognathus. The fossil is important as it provides further insight into the ecology of the Late Permian and it enhances our taphonomic understanding. DA - 2010 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2010 T1 - Cold case files : palaeoforensic and taphonomic study of the Mamafura dicynodont from the end permian TI - Cold case files : palaeoforensic and taphonomic study of the Mamafura dicynodont from the end permian UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25794 ER - en_ZA


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