H590, Kana River, 0.5 miles north-east of Gebal (Triassic of Papua New Guinea)

Where: Papua New Guinea (5.7° S, 144.9° E: paleocoordinates 35.1° S, 122.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Kana Formation, Carnian (237.0 - 228.0 Ma)

• Age originally given as "Carnian-Norian" only because all fossils are also found in underlying Jimi Formation. However, ammonoid Sirenites from Jimi Formation is more characteristically Carnian.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified siliciclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by F.E. Dekker in 1962

• Repository: Commonwealth Palaeontology Collection

Primary reference: S. K. Skwarko. 1967. First Upper Triassic and ? Lower Jurassic marine Mollusca from New Guinea. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics Bulletin 75:39-84 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137277: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 13.12.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Spiriferinida - Spiriferinidae
 Trigoniida - Myophoriidae
Costatoria cf. melanesiana Skwarko 1967 clam
 Ptychomphaloidea - Rhaphistomellidae
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium sp. Linnaeus 1758 tusk shell