Beacon Hill (AM collection) (Triassic of Australia)

Also known as Brookvale

Where: New South Wales, Australia (33.8° S, 151.3° E: paleocoordinates 63.7° S, 135.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Brookvale Shale Member (Hawkesbury Sandstone Formation), Anisian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• Hawkesbury Sandstone is of Anisian age based on palynology

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - small; lithified shale

• "This mudstone lens may be interpreted as a lacustrine interval on a quartz sandstone coastal plain and from the fauna a freshwater enviroment is most probable." Jell, 2004
• "a lenticular mass of shale, about twenty-five feet of thickness"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by W. Bass

• Australian Museum collection

Primary reference: K. C. McKeown. 1937. New fossil insect wings (Protohemiptera, family Mesotitanidae). Records of the Australian Museum 20(1):31-37 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 106483: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 19.03.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham and Richard Butler

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• "a large series of fishes has been obtained" from the same locality
Insecta
 Hemiptera - Curvicubitidae
Beaconiella fennahi n. gen. n. sp.2 Evans 1963 true bug
AM F.30974
Beaconiella multivenata n. sp.2 Evans 1963 true bug
AM F.35878
 Hemiptera - Dunstaniidae
Fletcheriana triassica n. gen. n. sp.1
Fletcheriana triassica n. gen. n. sp.1 Evans 1956 true bug
AM F39166(39165), F30971, F30952, F39161, F39162, F39164, F39159, F26751, F35881, F36273, F39160, F30945, F38261, F39170, F39169, F30968, F39168, F39163, F35880, F30976, F39171
 Hemiptera - Hylicellidae
Triassoscytinopsis paranotalis n. sp.1 Evans 1956 true bug
AM F38265
 Hemiptera - Progonocimicidae
Triassodoecus chinai n. gen. n. sp.2
Triassodoecus chinai n. gen. n. sp.2 Evans 1963 true bug
AM F.46398
 Orthoptera - Locustavidae
Mesacridites elongata n. gen. n. sp.4
Mesacridites elongata n. gen. n. sp.4 Riek 1954 grasshopper
 Orthoptera - Clathrotitanidae
"Mesotitan scullyi n. gen. n. sp." = Clathrotitan scullyi5, "Clatrotitan andersoni n. gen. n. sp." = Clathrotitan scullyi, "Mesotitan tillyardi n. sp." = Clathrotitan scullyi
"Mesotitan scullyi n. gen. n. sp." = Clathrotitan scullyi5 Tillyard 1925 grasshopper
"Clatrotitan andersoni n. gen. n. sp." = Clathrotitan scullyi Tillyard 1925 grasshopper
"Mesotitan tillyardi n. sp." = Clathrotitan scullyi Tillyard 1925 grasshopper
 Orthoptera - Haglidae
Prohagla superba n. gen. n. sp.4
Prohagla superba n. gen. n. sp.4 Riek 1954 hump-winged cricket
 Mecoptera - Orthophlebiidae
Choristopanorpa bifasciata n. gen. n. sp.3 Riek 1950 scorpionfly
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Mesonotoperla sinuata n. gen. n. sp.4
Mesonotoperla sinuata n. gen. n. sp.4 Riek 1954 insect
 Eoblattida - Mesorthopteridae
Austroidelia perplexa n. gen. n. sp.4
Austroidelia perplexa n. gen. n. sp.4 Riek 1954 insect
Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Mastodonsauridae
Subcyclotosaurus brookvalensis n. gen. n. sp.6 Watson 1958 tetrapod
AM F47499, mold of skull roof (holotype)