RC13D (Cretaceous of Australia)

Also known as Gippsland Basin, Rintoul Creek 13D

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.1° S, 146.5° E: paleocoordinates 80.1° S, 75.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Locmany Member (Rintoul Creek Formation), Neocomian (145.0 - 130.0 Ma)

• In the Tyers River Subgroup.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

• The Gippsland Basin is a roughly east-west orientated rift and epicratonic sag basin located along the southeastern margin of Victoria, Australia. The basin was initiated in the latest Jurassic or Early Cretaceous as rifting propagated along a roughly west-east axis between Austrailia and Antarctica.
• The Locmany Member of the Rintoul Creek Formation consists of interbedded quartzose sandstones and fossiliferous siltstones. The lower portion of the Locmany Member contains a few thin, discontinuous, conglomerates and bituminous coal seams. The Locmany Member is the source of the majority of the fossils examined in this study.

Size class: microfossils

Preservation: original sporopollenin

Collection methods: surface (in situ), chemical, sieve,

Primary reference: S. McLoughlin, A.-M.P. Tosolini, N.S. Nagalingum and A.N. Drinnan. 2002. Early Cretaceous (Neocomian) flora and fauna of the Lower Strzelecki Group, Gippsland Basin, Victoria. Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 26:1-144 [R. Lupia/B. Wilborn/B. Wilborn]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 33748: authorized by Rick Lupia, entered by Brooke Wilborn on 06.08.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Gleicheniales - Matoniaceae
Dictyophyllidites sp. Couper 1958
microspore clusters