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Cretaceous Fossils of South-Central Africa
An Illustrated Guide





ISBN 9781138336520
Published October 2, 2018 by CRC Press
164 Pages

 
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This book serves as an introduction to the Cretaceous geology and palaeontology of south-central Africa, covering the whole of Southern and Eastern Africa and Angola. Fifty two plates illustrate almost 1000 species and provide a field guide to the macrofossils of the subcontinent. The book will be of value to field geologists, students and non-specialists with an interest in the natural world. A bibliography of the Cretaceous palaeontology and stratigraphy of the subcontinent is provided.

Features:

  • Provides a concise account of the Cretaceous geology for 13 African regions
  • Includes beautiful illustrations and a comprehensive bibliography
  • Fossils are presented in stratigraphical order, allowing easy determination of the age deposits.
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Eustasy
    Milankovitch cycles
    The break-up of Gondwana
    Vicariance
    The terminal Cretaceous extinction event

    Regional Geology
    Namibia
    Northern Cape
    Western Cape
    Lesotho
    Swaziland
    Eastern Cape
    KwaZulu-Natal
    Moçambique
    Zimbabwe
    Angola
    Malawi
    Zambia
    Tanzania

    References
    Illustrations of Cretaceous fossils

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    Biography

    Michael Cooper has a D. Phil. from Oxford University where he was a Wolfson Scholar, and is Honorary Curator of Palaeontology at the Durban Natural Science Museum, as well as an Emeritus Professor of Geology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has studied the Cretaceous geology and palaeontology of south-central Africa for almost 50 years, concerned mainly with the biostratigraphy, evolution and classification of the molluscan faunas (ammonites, bivalves) and echinoids. He has published over 120 scientific articles on these subjects, his research involving fieldwork in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Angola.