Eric the Red West (Cretaceous to of Australia)

Also known as Crayfish Bay

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.9° S, 143.5° E: paleocoordinates 76.2° S, 112.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Eumeralla Formation (Otway Group), Late/Upper Aptian to Late/Upper Aptian (122.5 - 109.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: channel lag; conglomeratic sandstone

• The Eumeralla deposits accumulated in a braided fluvial system and is dominated by multi-storey sandstone packages reaching in excess of 100 m thick. Where complete fluvial cycles are present, they consist of a series of channel-fill sands that fine upwards and grade into mudstone-dominated floodbasin units, commonly containing thin sandstone beds and coal seams. The bases of these cycles are marked by scoured surfaces and contain mudstone rip-up clasts, plant remains including large logs, and isolated bones of freshwater and terrestrial tetrapods and invertebrates

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ), mechanical,

• NMV, Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Primary reference: P. M. Barrett, R. B. J. Benson, T. H. Rich and P. Vickers-Rich. 2011. First spinosaurid dinosaur from Australia and the cosmopolitanism of Cretaceous dinosaur faunas. Biology Letters [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 118946: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 19.10.2011, edited by Roger Benson

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Saurischia -
Theropoda indet.2 Marsh 1881 theropod
NMV P229456, P223063 (distal caudal vertebrae)
Orionides indet.3 Carrano et al. 2012 tetanuran
NMV P221081 (cervical vertebra)
 Sauropterygia -
Plesiosauria "indet. smaller taxon"1 de Blainville 1835 plesiosaur
NMV P228295 (tooth)