RC13F (Cretaceous of Australia)

Also known as Gippsland Basin, Rintoul Creek 13F

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. This locality has ferruginous concretions, fossil charcoal, and flat laminae.

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 33788: authorized by Rick Lupia, entered by Brooke Wilborn on 07.08.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Gleicheniales - Matoniaceae
Dictyophyllidites sp. Couper 1958
microspore clusters