Bushveld Sandstone Formation

Bushveld Sandstone Formation

The Bushveld Sandstone Formation is a geological formation dating to roughly between 228 to 223 million years ago and covering the Carnian to Norian stages. The Bushveld Sandstone Formation is found in South Africa and is a member of the Stormberg Group. As its name suggests, it consists mainly of sandstone. Fossils of the prosauropod dinosaur "Massospondylus" have been recovered from the Bushveld Sandstone.


* [http://paleodb.org/cgi-bin/bridge.pl?action=displayStrata&group_hint=Stormberg&group_formation_member=Bushveld%20Sandstone Bushvelt Sandstone Formation] , from the Paleobiology Database

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Liste Dinosaurier führender Gesteinsformationen — Diese Liste Dinosaurier führender Gesteinsformationen erhebt keinen Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Fundstellen fossiler Dinosaurier 2 Nestfundstellen 3 Fundstellen von Dinosaurierfährten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Massospondylus — Opisthokonta Massospondylus Temporal range: Early Jurassic, 200–183 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Africa — /af ri keuh/, n. 1. a continent S of Europe and between the Atlantic and Indian oceans. 551,000,000; ab. 11,700,000 sq. mi. (30,303,000 sq. km). adj. 2. African. * * * I Second largest continent on Earth. It is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea,… …   Universalium

  • Precambrian time — Interval of geologic time from с 3. 8 billion years ago, the age of the oldest known rocks, to 544 million years ago, the beginning of the Cambrian Period. This interval represents more than 80% of the geologic record and thus provides important… …   Universalium

  • AFRIQUE - Géologie — Du point de vue géologique, on désigne sous le terme de bouclier africain ou, simplement, d’Afrique l’ensemble formé par le continent africain, la péninsule arabique et l’île de Madagascar. En effet, ces deux derniers éléments n’ont été séparés… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Waterberg Biosphere — The Waterberg Biosphere is a massif of approximately 15,000 square kilometers in north Limpopo Province, South Africa. Waterberg is the first region in the northern part of South Africa to be named as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. The extensive… …   Wikipedia

  • Komati Gorge — is a river valley in the Mpumalanga Province in central South Africa, which features vertical sandstone cliffs that provide habitat for a wide diversity of wildlife. Komati Gorge is located near the communities of Carolina and Machadodorp. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Antarctica — /ant ahrk ti keuh, ahr ti /, n. the continent surrounding the South Pole: almost entirely covered by an ice sheet. ab. 5,000,000 sq. mi. (12,950,000 sq. km). Also called Antarctic Continent. * * * Antarctica Introduction Antarctica Background:… …   Universalium

  • South Africa — Republic of, a country in S Africa; member of the Commonwealth of Nations until 1961. 42,327,458; 472,000 sq. mi. (1,222,480 sq. km). Capitals: Pretoria and Cape Town. Formerly, Union of South Africa. * * * South Africa Introduction South Africa… …   Universalium

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.