B4 - Lake Gruszka [Bejah Beds] (Cretaceous of Australia)

Where: Western Australia, Australia (25.3° S, 125.6° E: paleocoordinates 57.7° S, 90.9° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bejah Formation, Aptian (125.0 - 113.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Bejah Beds, for which lithostratigraphic relationships are not discussed. AGE: Aptian; justification not stated. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within local section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported


Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Wells in 1962

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: A.T. Wells, 1962. REPOSITORY: ?Geological Survey of Australia.

Primary reference: S. K. Skwarko. 1967. Lower Cretaceous Mollusca of the Great Artesian Basin Type in the Gibson Desert, Central Western Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology, and Geophysics Bulletin 75:1-38 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 162302: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 21.09.2014

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for mollusc fauna. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with somewhat antiquated nomenclature, but species-resolution identifications.
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Pectinida - Aviculopectinidae
"Pseudavicula sp." = Prisodontopsis, Pseudavicula anomala
"Pseudavicula sp." = Prisodontopsis Tomlin 1928 scallop
Pseudavicula anomala Moore 1870 scallop
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
Panopea sp. Menard 1807 clam
 Nuculoida -
"Nuculoida indet." = Nuculida
"Nuculoida indet." = Nuculida Dall 1889 clam
 Protobranchia - Yoldiidae
Yoldia freytagi Ludbrook 1966 clam
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail