north of Kalbarri (Cretaceous to of Australia)

Also known as Murchison House Station

Where: Western Australia, Australia (27.7° S, 114.2° E: paleocoordinates 52.9° S, 70.0° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Muderongia australis other zone, Birdrong Sandstone Formation (Barrow Group), Valanginian to Valanginian (139.8 - 113.0 Ma)

• Upper metre of the Birdrong Sandstone, Early Cretaceous (orig. Hauterivian-Barremian)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; glauconitic sandstone

• "At its type section on Mardathuna Station, northeast of Carnarvon, the Birdrong Sandstone begins with a fluviatile phase of deposition, followed by deltaic and shallow marine facies (Hocking et al. 1987)."

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J. Long in 1992-1994, 1996

Collection methods: surface (float), mechanical,

• Fossil wood associated with the pliosaurs contains fossil pholadid bivalve borings and hyphae of saprophytic fungi

Primary reference: J. A. Long and A. R. I. Cruickshank. 1996. First record of an Early Cretaceous theropod dinosaur bone from Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 18:219-222 [M. Carrano/K. Maguire/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 55309: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 07.10.2005, edited by Hallie Street and Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Saurischia -
Theropoda indet.1 Marsh 1881 theropod
WAM 96.5.1,caudal vertebra
 Sauropterygia - Leptocleididae
Leptocleidus sp. Andrews 1922 plesiosaur
Leptocleidus clemai n. sp.2 Cruickshank and Long 1997 plesiosaur
WAM 92.8.1-1 to 68; WAM 94.1.6-1 to 100; WAM 96.5.2