Minyirr tracksite (Cretaceous to of Australia)

Also known as Gantheaume Point, Broome

Where: Western Australia, Australia (17.3° S, 122.2° E: paleocoordinates 50.4° S, 87.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Broome Sandstone Formation, Valanginian to Valanginian (139.8 - 125.0 Ma)

• mid-Valanginian to mid-Barremian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal; micaceous sandstone and siltstone

• "variegated micaceous sandstones, often strongly crossbedded, with subordinate siltstone...We found ripple marking, with wave lengths varying from two or three to ten or twelve centimeters, to be characteristic..."

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by E. H. Colbert & D. Merrilees in 1952

Collection methods: surface (in situ), peel or thin section,

• collected only casts of footprints

Primary reference: E. H. Colbert and D. Merrilees. 1967. Cretaceous dinosaur footprints from Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 50(1):21-25 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34824: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 02.10.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
Megalosauropus broomensis n. sp. Colbert and Merrilees 1967 theropod