Rylstone (Permian of Australia)

Where: New South Wales, Australia (32.8° S, 150.0° E: paleocoordinates 67.6° S, 161.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Capertree Formation, Kungurian (279.3 - 272.3 Ma)

• Listed as "Upper Marine Series" in Fletcher (1943), but classic "Rylstone" collection comes from locality where Capertree Formation unconformably overlies Devonian.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified mudstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: H. O. Fletcher. 1943. The genus Conocardium from Australian Palaeozoic rocks. Records of the Australian Museum 21(4):231-243 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 98080: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 19.09.2010, edited by Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

• Australian Museum, Sydney
Strophomenata
 Productida - Linoproductidae
Terrakea rylstonensis n. sp.2 Briggs 1998
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Gillediidae
Gilledia ulladullensis3 Campbell 1965
ssp. alta
 Terebratulida - Dielasmatidae
Fletcherithyris parkesi3 Campbell 1965
 Spiriferinida - Syringothyrididae
"Pseudosyrinx plicata n. sp." = Sulcicosta plicata1
"Pseudosyrinx plicata n. sp." = Sulcicosta plicata1 Armstrong 1970
Rostroconchia
 Conocardiida - Bransoniidae
"Conocardium australe" = Bransonia australe, "Conocardium robustum n. sp." = Bransonia robustum
"Conocardium australe" = Bransonia australe M'Coy 1847
"Conocardium robustum n. sp." = Bransonia robustum Fletcher 1943