Loc. 40 - Bejah Hill [Bejah Beds] (Cretaceous of Australia)

Where: Western Australia, Australia (23.6° S, 123.1° E: paleocoordinates 55.0° S, 89.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Bejah Beds, for which lithostratigraphic relationships are unknown. 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 Frome-Broken Hill Pty Ltd in 1960

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

• COLLECTOR: Frome-Broken Hill Pty Ltd, May, 1960. REPOSITORY: Frome-Broken Hill Pty Ltd or ?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 162309: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 21.09.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

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 anomala Moore 1870 scallop
 Cardiida - Tancrediidae
Tancredia plana Moore 1870 clam