Reddell Beach tracksite (Cretaceous to of Australia)

Also known as Broome, Gantheaume Point

Where: Western Australia, Australia (18.0° S, 122.2° E: paleocoordinates 50.9° S, 86.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• 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 W. Jones in 1945

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

• collected only casts of footprints

Primary reference: L. Glauert. 1952. Dinosaur footprints near Broome. Western Australian Naturalist 3(4):82-83 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 61670: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 22.06.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
Megalosauropus broomensis Colbert and Merrilees 1967 theropod
estimated from sketch