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

Bivalvia
 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
Inoceramus sp.3 Sowerby 1814 clam
Cephalopoda
 Ammonoidea -
Chondrichthyes
 Echinorhiniformes - Echinorhinidae
Reptilia
 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)
unclassified
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Plantae indet.4 Haeckel 1866
seeds, stems, and sporangia