Little Bay - DDH2: 1.0 m (Miocene of Australia)

Where: New south wales, Australia (34.0° S, 151.2° E: paleocoordinates 42.5° S, 150.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• Evidence for the age of the deposit comes from the palynological assemblages. The data are emphatic that the deposit falls within one palynological zone. The maximum and minimum age limits are Early Oligocene and Middle Miocene, based on Acaciapollenites myriosporites, Nothofagidites flemingii, N. goniatus, Tubulifloridites simplis and the absence of taxa which first appear in the Late Miocene, such as Amperea and Monotoca. However, the probable maximum age is Middle Miocene based on the ocurrence of varieties of Canthiumidites (al. Triporopollenites) bellus in the deepest samples boreholes DDH1 and DDH2.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; claystone and shale

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: chemical

Primary reference: J. W. Pickett, M. K. Macphail, A. D. Partridgec and M. S. Poled. 1997. Middle Miocene palaeotopography at Little Bay, near Maroubra, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences: An International Geoscience Journal of the Geological Society of Australia 44(4):509-518 [C. Jaramillo/C. Jaramillo]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 168995: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Carlos Jaramillo on 04.05.2015

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Taxonomic list

 Pinales - Podocarpaceae
Dacrycarpites australiensis Cookson and Pike 1953
Lygistepollenites florinii Stover and Evans 1973
Microalatidites paleogenicus Mildenhall and Pocknall 1989
Podocarpidites spp. Cookson 1947
 Pinales - Cupressaceae
Cupressaceae indet. Martynov 1820
 Pinales - Araucariaceae
 Restionales - Commelinidae
Cyathidites australis Couper 1953
Cyathidites australis/minor
Monolites alveolatus Couper 1969
 Gleicheniales - Matoniaceae
 Polypodiales -
Polypodiisporites sp. Potonie 1931
  - Lycopodiaceae
 Sapotales - Dilleniidae
 Euphorbiales - Dilleniidae
 Theales - Dilleniidae
Haloragacidites harrisii Mildenhall and Harris 1971
Rhoipites alveolatus Couper 1953
 Sapindales - Sapindaceae
 Proteales -
Proteacidites spp. Cookson and Couper 1953
 Fagales -
Nothofagidites emarcidus
Nothofagidites emarcidus/heterus
Nothofagidites asperus Cookson 1958
Spiniferites spp. Mantell 1850
Rubipollis oblatus
Rubipollis oblatus Mildenhall and Pocknall 1989
Rubipollis sp. cf. R. oblatus
Psiladiporites sp. Varma and Rawat 1963
Psiladiporites (Alyxia) sp.
Operculodinium centrocarpum
Concolpites leptos Stover and Partridge 1973