Harper's Hill, Hunter Valley (USNM coll) (Permian of Australia)

Where: New South Wales, Australia (32.7° S, 151.5° E: paleocoordinates 61.8° S, 169.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Allandale Formation, Sakmarian (295.5 - 290.1 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, conglomeratic limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J.D. Dana in 1838-1842; reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: J. D. Dana. 1847. Descriptions of fossil shells of the collections of the exploring expedition under the command of Charles Wilkes, USN, obtained in Australia, from the lower layers of the coal formation in Illawarra, and from a deposit probably of nearly the same age at Harper's Hill, Valley of the Hunter. American Journal of Science and Arts, Second Series 4:151-160 [G. Webster/G. Webster/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 119250: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 22.10.2011

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
  -
Solen (Solecurtus) planulatus n. sp. Dana 1847 clam
 Pectinida - Chaenocardiidae
"Eurydesma cordata" = Eurydesma cordatum1, "Eurydesma sacculus" = Eurydesma cordatum1, "Eurydesma globosa n. sp." = Eurydesma cordatum, "Eurydesma elliptica n. sp." = Eurydesma cordatum
"Eurydesma cordata" = Eurydesma cordatum1 Morris 1845 scallop
"Eurydesma sacculus" = Eurydesma cordatum1 Morris 1845 scallop
"Eurydesma globosa n. sp." = Eurydesma cordatum Morris 1845 scallop
"Eurydesma elliptica n. sp." = Eurydesma cordatum Morris 1845 scallop
 Pectinida - Deltopectinidae
"Pecten illawarrensis" = Deltopecten illawarrensis1, "Pecten squamuliferus" = Squamuliferipecten squamuliferus1
"Pecten illawarrensis" = Deltopecten illawarrensis1 Morris 1845 scallop
"Pecten squamuliferus" = Squamuliferipecten squamuliferus1 Morris 1845 scallop
 Pectinida - Heteropectinidae
"Pecten comptus n. sp." = Fletcheripecten laticostatus, "Pecten tenuicollis n. sp." = Etheripecten tenuicollis
"Pecten comptus n. sp." = Fletcheripecten laticostatus Waterhouse 1982 scallop
"Pecten tenuicollis n. sp." = Etheripecten tenuicollis Dana 1847 scallop
 Pterioida -
"Modiolopsis imbricata n. sp." = Merismopteria imbricata, "Modiolopsis arcodes n. sp." = Merismopteria imbricata
"Modiolopsis imbricata n. sp." = Merismopteria imbricata Dana 1847 clam
"Modiolopsis arcodes n. sp." = Merismopteria imbricata Dana 1847 clam
 Cardiida - Kalenteridae
"? Cardinia recta n. sp." = Stutchburia recta, "Modiolopsis simplex n. sp." = Stutchburia simplex
"? Cardinia recta n. sp." = Stutchburia recta Dana 1847 clam
"Illawarra" in Dana - loc according to Waterhouse
"Modiolopsis simplex n. sp." = Stutchburia simplex Dana 1847 clam
"Illawarra" in Dana - loc according to Waterhouse
 Pholadomyida - Megadesmidae
"Pachydomus levis" = Pyramus laevis1, "Pyramus laevis" = Pyramus laevis2, "Pyramus ellipticus n. sp." = Pyramus laevis, "Pachydomus cuneatus" = Pyramus laevis1, "Pachydomus antiquatus" = Pyramus laevis1
"Pachydomus levis" = Pyramus laevis1 Sowerby 1838 clam
"Pyramus laevis" = Pyramus laevis2 Sowerby 1838 clam
"Pyramus ellipticus n. sp." = Pyramus laevis Sowerby 1838 clam
"Pachydomus cuneatus" = Pyramus laevis1 Sowerby 1838 clam
"Pachydomus antiquatus" = Pyramus laevis1 Sowerby 1838 clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
"Nucula concinna n. sp." = Polidevcia cryptica1
"Nucula concinna n. sp." = Polidevcia cryptica1 Waterhouse 1988 pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Euomphalina - Platyceratidae
"Pileopsis alta n. sp." = Rhabdocantha alta1, "Platyschisma oculus" = Keeneia ocula1
"Pileopsis alta n. sp." = Rhabdocantha alta1 Dana 1849 snail
"Platyschisma oculus" = Keeneia ocula1 Sowerby 1838 snail
 Capuloidea - Capulidae
""Patella" tenella n. sp." = Pileopsis tenella
""Patella" tenella n. sp." = Pileopsis tenella Dana 1847 snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
? Natica sp. Scopoli 1777 moon snail
 Bellerophontida - Euphemitidae
"Bellerophon undulatus n. sp." = Warthia micromphala
"Bellerophon undulatus n. sp." = Warthia micromphala Morris 1845 snail
 Murchisoniina - Gosseletinidae
"Pleurotomaria trifilata" = Pleurocinctosa trifilata, "Pleurotomaria nuda n. sp." = Pseudobaylea nuda
"Pleurotomaria trifilata" = Pleurocinctosa trifilata Dana 1847 snail
"Pleurotomaria nuda n. sp." = Pseudobaylea nuda Dana 1847 snail
Stenolaemata
 Trepostomida - Stenoporidae
"Chaetetes tasmaniensis" = Stenopora tasmaniensis1, "Chaetetes ovata" = Stenopora ovata1
"Chaetetes tasmaniensis" = Stenopora tasmaniensis1 Lonsdale 1844
"Chaetetes ovata" = Stenopora ovata1 Lonsdale 1844
Scyphozoa
 Conulariida - Conulariidae
Conularia tenuistriata1 M'Coy 1847 jellyfish
"Conularia levigata" = Notoconularia levigata1 Morris 1845 jellyfish