Loy Yang M1B (Oligocene to of Australia)

Also known as Morwell Fm.

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.2° S, 146.6° E: paleocoordinates 52.0° S, 145.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Morwell Formation, Early/Lower Oligocene to Early/Lower Oligocene (33.9 - 16.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: coastal; coal

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: adpression, original sporopollenin, replaced with carbon

Collection methods: core, chemical, hydrochloric, hydroflouric

Primary reference: D. T. Blackburn and I. R. K. Sluiter. 1994. The Oligo-Miocene coal floras of southeastern Australia. In R. S. Hill (ed.), History of the Australian Vegetation: Cretaceous to Recent 328-367 [C. Jaramillo/C. Jaramillo/C. Jaramillo]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 169006: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Carlos Jaramillo on 04.05.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Pinopsida
 Pinales - Podocarpaceae
Dacrycarpites australiensis Cookson and Pike 1953
Dacrydiumites florinii Cookson and Pike 1953
Dacrydium rhomboideum
Macrofossil
Dacrydium "sp. 2" Soland and Lambert 1807
Macrofossil
Dacrydium "sp. 3" Soland and Lambert 1807
Macrofossil
Podocarpidites spp. Cookson 1947
 Pinales - Cupressaceae
 Pinales - Araucariaceae
Agathis sp. Salisbury 1807
Agathis yallournensis
Macrofossil
Araucaria sp. de Jussieu 1789
aff. Araucaria sp. de Jussieu 1789
Macrofossil
Araucaria lignitici Cookson and Duigan 1951
Macrofossil
Monocotyledoneae
  -
 Cyperales - Commelinidae
aff. Gahnia sp. Forster and Forster 1775 sedge
Macrofossil
 Restionales - Commelinidae
 Liliales - Liliidae
Liliacidites spp. Couper 1953
Pteridopsida
  -
 Salviniales - Azollaceae
Azolla "section Azolla" Lamark 1783
Macrofossil
 Gleicheniales - Matoniaceae
Dictyophyllidites arcuatus Pocknall and Mildenhall 1984
 Gleicheniales - Gleicheniaceae
 Polypodiales -
Polypodiisporites sp. Potonie 1931
Lycopsida
  -
  - Selaginellaceae
Magnoliopsida
  -
 Illiciales - Winteraceae
  -
Dicotyledonae
 Rhamnales - Rosidae
Vitaceae indet. de Jussieu 1789
aff. Emmenosperma sp. Mueller 1862
 Rosidae - Rosidae
Quintinia sp. Candolle 1830
Macrofossil
aff. Geissois sp. Labillardière 1845
 Sapotales - Dilleniidae
 Urticales - Dilleniidae
aff. Celtis sp. Linnaeus 1753 hackberry
 Euphorbiales - Dilleniidae
 Capparidales - Dilleniidae
Gyrostemonaceae indet. Endlicher 1845
 Theales - Dilleniidae
 Scrophulariales - Asteridae
Oleinites willisii Cookson 1947
Macrofossil
 Polygonales - Caryophyllidae
Polycolporopollenites esobalteus Pocknall and Mildenhall 1984
Magnoliopsida
  -
 Gentianales - Apocynaceae
aff. Alyxia sp. Banks and Brown 1810
 Saxifragales -
Haloragis sp. Forster and Forster 1775
 Myrtales - Myrtaceae
aff. Baeckea sp. Linnaeus
Macrofossil
aff. Tristania "sp.1" Brown 1812
Macrofossil
aff. Tristania "sp.2" Brown 1812
Macrofossil
Acmena sp. Candolle 1828
aff. Calytrix sp. Labillardière 1806
Macrofossil
aff. Syzygium "sp. 1" Browne and Gaertner 1788
Macrofossil
aff. Syzygium "sp. 2" Browne and Gaertner 1788
Macrofossil
 Myrtales -
 Ericales -
aff. Rapanea sp. Aublet 1775
 Apiales - Araliaceae
aff. Araliaceae "sp. 2" de Jussieu 1789
Macrofossil
aff. Mackinlaya sp. Mueller 1864
 Ericales - Ericaceae
aff. Brachyloma sp. Sonder 1842
Macrofossil
 Malvales - Sterculiaceae
Brachychiton sp. Schott and Endlicher 1832
 Rosales - Cunoniaceae
 Rosales - Urticaceae
 Sapindales - Rutaceae
aff. Euodia sp. Forster and Forster 1775
aff. Flindersia sp. Brown 1810
aff. Acronychia sp. Forster and Forster 1775
 Sapindales - Sapindaceae
 Sapindales - Meliaceae
aff. Dysoxylum sp. Blume 1825
 Santalales - Loranthaceae
 Santalales -
"aff. Exocarpus sp." = Exocarpos
"aff. Exocarpus sp." = Exocarpos Labillardière 1800
 Proteales - Proteaceae
aff. Helicia "Orites" Loureiro 1790
aff. Orites sp. Brown 1810
Macrofossil
aff. Xylomelum sp. Smith 1798
Macrofossil
Banksieaeidites arcuatus Stover and Partridge 1973
 Proteales -
 Fagales - Nothofagaceae
 Fagales -
Nothofagidites sp. Potonié 1960
 Fagales - Casuarinaceae
Allocasuarina sp. Johnson 1982
Macrofossil
 Violales - Elaeocarpaceae
Elaeocarpaceae indet. de Candolle 1816