Triangle Paddock, Elderslie Station (QM L313) (Cretaceous of Australia)

Also known as Top Horse Bore, Winton

Where: Queensland, Australia (22.3° S, 142.5° E: paleocoordinates 52.0° S, 132.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Phimopollenites pannosus pollen zone, Winton Formation (Rolling Downs Group), Cenomanian (100.5 - 93.9 Ma)

• Although previously listed as Albian (e.g. Hocknull et al. 2009), the site is now regarded as Cenomanian (Bryan et al. 2012), as it lies to the west of the Cork Fault (Vine and Jauncey 1964) (see Poropat et al. 2014)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: channel lag; coarse-grained, ferruginous, yellow, carbonaceous sandstone and claystone

• "higher-energy deposit...point-bar sequence"
• "coarsely bedded sandstone overlying fine-grained clay"

•"The vertebrae are coated with a light, buff, fine-grained, arenaceous iron-bearing sediment. The internal cavities are all filled with black or orange-brown ironstone. Plant material, twigs and pieces of branches, were embedded in the coating, leaving impressions"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by K. Watts in 1974

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float), surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: W. P. Coombs, Jr. and R. E. Molnar. 1981. Sauropoda (Reptilia, Saurischia) from the Cretaceous of Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 20(2):351-373 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 60799: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 23.05.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes indet. bony fish
"fragmentary remains of fish"
 Saurischia -
Wintonotitan wattsi n. gen. n. sp. Hocknull et al. 2009 sauropod
QM F7292
Theropoda indet. Marsh 1881 theropod
 Pinales - Araucariaceae
Araucariaceae indet. Henckel and Hochstetter 1865