Talbragar Fossil Fish Bed, southern end (Jurassic of Australia)

Where: New South Wales, Australia (32.2° S, 149.7° E: paleocoordinates 75.2° S, 89.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tithonian (152.1 - 145.0 Ma)

• Latest Oxfordian-Tithonian, or early Tithonian: 151.55 +/- 4.27 Ma (error bar falls within Kimmeridgian). Although previously regarded to be of Early Jurassic age (Hind & Helby 1969), a latest Oxfordian–Tithonian (Late Jurassic) age has recently been determined by SHRIMP (Sensitive High Resolution Ion Microprobe) analysis of zircon crystals obtained from this unit (Turner et al. 2009).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - small; lithified, tuffaceous siliciclastic sediments

• The deposit represents a remnant of sedimentary accumulation in a freshwater lake
• Sediment is largely derived from consolidated volcanic ash

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected in 2013-2015

• Repository: Australian Museum (Notoatherix depository not stated, but presumably AM)

Primary reference: S. K. Oberprieler and D. K. Yeates. 2014. Notoatherix antiqua gen. et sp. nov., first fossil water snipe fly from the Late Jurassic of Australia (Diptera: Athericidae). Zootaxa 3866:138-144 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 166809: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 27.02.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Coleoptera - Cerophytidae
Wongaroo amplipectorale n. gen. n. sp.1
Wongaroo amplipectorale n. gen. n. sp.1 Oberprieler et al. 2016 beetle
AM F.140884(5)
 Coleoptera - Eucnemidae
? Eucnemidae "indet. 1"1 Eschscholtz 1829 false click beetle
AM F.140888
? Eucnemidae "indet. 3"1 Eschscholtz 1829 false click beetle
AM F.141620(1)
Beattieellus jurassicus n. gen. n. sp.1 Oberprieler et al. 2016 false click beetle
AM F.140886(7)
 Diptera - Athericidae
Notoatherix antiqua n. gen. n. sp.
Notoatherix antiqua n. gen. n. sp. Oberprieler and Yeates 2014 water snipe fly
 Diptera - Limoniidae
Eotipula grangeri n. sp.2 Oberprieler et al. 2015 crane fly
AM F.139996(7)