Molecap Quarry, Gingin (Cretaceous to of Australia)

Also known as Gin Gin

Where: Western Australia, Australia (31.3° S, 115.9° E: paleocoordinates 55.0° S, 90.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Molecap Greensand Formation, Cenomanian to Cenomanian (100.5 - 89.3 Ma)

• "Age determinations based on terrestrial palynomorphs(pollen) and planktic microfossils(dinocysts) indicate an unusual mixed assemblage of Cenomanian through to Coniacian index taxa; possibly the result of slumping associated with the Yallalie impact structure (a buried Late Cretaceous impact crater 110 km to the north)" (Kear et al. 2010)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; glauconitic, nodular, phosphatic sandstone

• "10 – 12 m of laminar greensand and glauconitic sandstone with thin beds of phosphatic nodules (ca 600 mm thick) accumulated towards the upper and lowermost parts of the sequence"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by M. Green, K. C. C. Tiller in 1965, 1992

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ), mechanical,

• Theropod specimen found by Michael Green, a student of the University of Western Australia Geology Department; pterosaur found by K. C. C. Tiller in 1965

•WAM: Western Australian Museum, Perth

Primary reference: J. A. Long. 1995. A theropod dinosaur bone from the Late Cretaceous Molecap Greensand, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 17:143-146 [M. Carrano/K. Maguire/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 55314: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 07.10.2005, edited by Richard Butler and Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Saurischia -
Theropoda indet.1 Marsh 1881 theropod
WAM 92.7.1, pedal phalanx
 Pterosauria - Ornithocheiridae
? Ornithocheiridae indet.2 Seeley 1870 pterosaur
WAM 68.5.11, jaw fragment