Mutdapilly fossil locality (Jurassic of Australia)

Where: Queensland, Australia (27.8° S, 152.7° E: paleocoordinates 67.8° S, 91.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Jurassic (174.1 - 163.5 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; gray, yellow shale and siltstone

• fossils preserved as borwn iron-stained impressions in yellow-gray shale and siltstone. No organic matter preserved (no cuticle).

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: S. McLoughlin and A. N. Drinnan. 1995. A Middle Jurassic Flora from the Walloon Coal Measures, Mutdapilly, Queensland, Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museam 38(1):257-272 [H. Sims/H. Lindon/H. Lindon]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 21196: authorized by Hallie Sims, entered by Heather Lindon on 20.06.2002

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Taxonomic list

Tracheophyta indet.
The specimens are reminiscent of detached cycadalean or bennettitalean pinnules but none can be identified with certainty
 Pinales - Podocarpaceae
cf. Elatocladus confertus
(Oldham & Morris) Halle
 Equisetales - Equisetaceae
 Pentoxylales - Pentoxylaceae
Cladophlebis australis
(Morris) Seward
Cladophlebis "sp. A" Brongniart 1849
 Gleicheniales - Dipteridaceae
  - Sphenopteridae
Sphenopteris sp. Sternberg 1825