UQ L3215, Woondum (Triassic of Australia)

Where: Queensland, Australia (26.3° S, 152.7° E: paleocoordinates 58.0° S, 141.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Traveston Formation, Smithian (251.3 - 247.2 Ma)

• Meekoceras gracilitatis Zone is lower Smithian subzone

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, gray, green shale and lithified sandstone

• The host rocks are massively bedded olive-green and grey-green shales having infrequent thin friable sandstones interbeds

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected in 1967; reposited in the UQ

• The specimens are held in the University of Queensland

Primary reference: B. Runnegar. 1969. A Lower Triassic Ammonoid Fauna from Southeast Queensland. Journal of Paleontology 43(3):818-828 [A. McGowan/A. McGowan/A. McGowan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 116736: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 11.09.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Nuculoida -
"Nuculoida indet." = Nuculida
"Nuculoida indet." = Nuculida Dall 1889 clam
Gastropoda
 Bellerophontida - Euphemitidae
Stachella sp. Waagen 1880 snail
Cephalopoda
 Ceratitida - Paranoritidae
Paranorites queenslandicus Runnegar 1969 ceratite
 Prolecanitida - Medlicottiidae
Latisageceras woondumense n. sp. Runnegar 1969 ammonite
Ophiuroidea
  -
Ophiuroidea indet. Gray 1840 brittle star