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Prince Albert: A fourth economic bubble or sustainable development?

Toerien, DF (2012), Prince Albert: A fourth economic bubble or sustainable development? R Donaldson and L Marais (eds), Small Town Geographies in Africa:  Experiences from South Africa and Elsewhere, Nova Press, (2012).     (Author contact: dtoerien@gonet.co.za)  

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Refined stratigraphy of the Middle Permian Abrahamskraal Formation

Fluvially deposited rocks of the Abrahamskraal Formation of the lower Beaufort Group in the South African Karoo record sediment deposition during the Middle Permian, the earliest terrestrial environment of Gondwana. A rich diversity of fossil tetrapods from this Formation provides a unique opportunity for understanding Middle Permian biodiversity changes in Gondwanan terrestrial ecosystems, but this […]

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The first complete vertebral column of a basal tapinocephalid dinocephalian

Non-mammalian therapsids (‘mammal-like reptiles’) were the most common continental vertebrates during Permo-Triassic times. A rich fossil record from several continents documents the acquisition of mammalian characteristics among advanced therapsids. In contrast, the record of the early and most basal therapsids is poorly known and restricted to only a few countries. Dinocephalians are a major subgroup of basal therapsids and are impressive […]

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