Marathon Station, Flinders River (QM) (Cretaceous of Australia)

Where: Queensland, Australia (20.9° S, 143.6° E: paleocoordinates 52.1° S, 132.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Toolebuc Formation (Rolling Downs Group), Late/Upper Albian (105.3 - 99.6 Ma)

• originally described as from the "Allaru Mudstone"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: basinal (); concretionary, gray, yellow, silty lime mudstone

• "deposited in the inland sea"
• "silty buff-grey micrite concretions"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: concretion, soft parts

Collected by I. Ievers in 1989-1990

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

• plants found in gut cavity as a cololite

Primary reference: R. E. Molnar. 1991. Fossil reptiles in Australia. In P. Vickers-Rich, J. M. Monaghan, R. F. Baird, & T. H. Rich (eds.), Vertebrate Paleontology of Australasia 605-702 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 47057: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 03.02.2005, edited by Hallie Street and Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
Inoceramus sp.3 Sowerby 1814 clam
 Ammonoidea -
 Echinorhiniformes - Echinorhinidae
 Ornithischia -
Kunbarrasaurus ieversi n. gen. n. sp.2
Kunbarrasaurus ieversi n. gen. n. sp.2 Leahey et al. 2015 ornithischian
QM F18101
 Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae
Elasmosauridae indet.1 Cope 1869 elasmosaur
exact locality unkown, but reliably from upper Flinders River region
 Ichthyosauria - Ophthalmosauridae
Platypterygius australis5 McCoy 1867 ichthyosaur
KKM R519 (44 caudal centra, complete left hind limb, right femur, partial right hind limb) and QM F18906 (left and right hind limbs)
Plantae indet.4 Haeckel 1866
seeds, stems, and sporangia