Wollongong Point, Illawarra (USNM coll) (Permian of Australia)

Where: New South Wales, Australia (34.4° S, 150.9° E: paleocoordinates 69.8° S, 159.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Gerringong Formation, Wordian (268.8 - 265.1 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified, volcaniclastic siliciclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by J. Dana in 1839-1840; 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 133336: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 09.09.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rostroconchia
  -
""Cardium" ferox n. sp." = Conocardium ferox1
""Cardium" ferox n. sp." = Conocardium ferox1 Dana 1849
Bivalvia
  -
Solen (Solecurtus) ellipticus n. sp. Dana 1847 clam
 Pholadida - Vacunellidae
"Cypricardia sinuosa n. sp." = Myonia sinuosa, "Pholadomya undata n. sp." = Myonia undata, "Cypricardia rugulosa n. sp." = Myonia (Myomedia) carinata, "Pholadomya (Homomya) curvata" = Vacunella curvata1, "Allorisma audax n. sp." = Vacunella curvata
"Cypricardia sinuosa n. sp." = Myonia sinuosa Dana 1847 clam
Renamed Maeonia axinia in Dana (1849)
"Pholadomya undata n. sp." = Myonia undata Dana 1847 clam
"Cypricardia rugulosa n. sp." = Myonia (Myomedia) carinata Morris 1845 clam
"Pholadomya (Homomya) curvata" = Vacunella curvata1 Morris 1845 clam
"Allorisma audax n. sp." = Vacunella curvata Morris 1845 clam
 Cardiida - Kalenteridae
"? Cardinia cuneata n. sp." = Stutchburia cuneata
"? Cardinia cuneata n. sp." = Stutchburia cuneata Dana 1847 clam
 Pholadomyida - Megadesmidae
"Cleobis recta n. sp." = Megadesmus (Cleobis) recta, "Cleobis grandis n. sp." = Megadesmus (Cleobis) grandis, "Cleobis gracilis n. sp." = Megadesmus (Cleobis) grandis, Pyramus myiformis n. sp., "Astarte gemma n. sp." = Pleurikodonta gemma, "Astartila intrepida n. sp." = Astartila intrepida, "Astartila cyprina n. sp." = Astartila intrepida, "Astartila cyclas n. sp." = Astartila intrepida, "Astartila cytherea n. sp." = Astartila intrepida, "Astartila transversa n. sp." = Astartila intrepida, "Astartila corpulenta n. sp." = Astartila intrepida1
"Cleobis recta n. sp." = Megadesmus (Cleobis) recta Dana 1847 clam
"Cleobis grandis n. sp." = Megadesmus (Cleobis) grandis Dana 1847 clam
"Cleobis gracilis n. sp." = Megadesmus (Cleobis) grandis Dana 1847 clam
Pyramus myiformis n. sp. Dana 1847 clam
"Astarte gemma n. sp." = Pleurikodonta gemma Dana 1847 clam
"Astartila intrepida n. sp." = Astartila intrepida Dana 1847 clam
"Astartila cyprina n. sp." = Astartila intrepida Dana 1847 clam
"Astartila cyclas n. sp." = Astartila intrepida Dana 1847 clam
"Astartila cytherea n. sp." = Astartila intrepida Dana 1847 clam
"Astartila transversa n. sp." = Astartila intrepida Dana 1847 clam
"Astartila corpulenta n. sp." = Astartila intrepida1 Dana 1847 clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
"Nucula abrupta n. sp." = Polidevcia abrupta
"Nucula abrupta n. sp." = Polidevcia abrupta Dana 1847 pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Euomphalina - Platyceratidae
Platyschisma depressum n. sp. Dana 1847 snail
Illawarra in Dana (1847)
 Murchisoniina - Gosseletinidae
"Pleurotomaria trifilata" = Pleurocinctosa trifilata
"Pleurotomaria trifilata" = Pleurocinctosa trifilata Dana 1847 snail
Stenolaemata
 Trepostomida - Stenoporidae
"Chaetetes gracilis" = Stenopora gracilis1
"Chaetetes gracilis" = Stenopora gracilis1 Dana 1849
Strophomenata
 Productida - Linoproductidae
"Productus brachythaerus" = Terrakea brachythaera1, "Terrakea brachythaera" = Terrakea brachythaera2, "Productus fragilis n. sp." = Terrakea brachythaera
"Productus brachythaerus" = Terrakea brachythaera1 Morris 1845
"Terrakea brachythaera" = Terrakea brachythaera2 Morris 1845
"Productus fragilis n. sp." = Terrakea brachythaera Morris 1845