Leven River deposit (Oligocene of Australia)

Where: Tasmania, Australia (41.5° S, 145.8° E: paleocoordinates 56.8° S, 144.9° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Oligocene (33.9 - 23.0 Ma)

• Is probably also of Oligocene age based on palynostratigraphy (M. K. Macphail, personal communication), but has not yet been examined in detail.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: chemical, hydroflouric

Primary reference: R. J. Carpenter and G. J. Jordan. 1997. Early Tertiary Macrofossils of Proteaceae from Tasmania. Australian Systematic Botany 10(4):533-563 [C. Jaramillo/A. Cardenas ]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 166742: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Andrés Cardenas on 24.02.2015, edited by Carlos Jaramillo

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Rosales - Cunoniaceae
Eucryphia sp. Cavanilles 1798
Dispersed cuticle
 Proteales - Proteaceae
Orites excelsoides n. sp. Carpenter and Jordan 1997