AODL 127, Elliot Site (QM L1333) (Cretaceous to of Australia)

Also known as Elliot/Mary sector, D31, Belmont, Winton

Where: Queensland, Australia (22.3° S, 143.1° E: paleocoordinates 51.6° S, 134.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Phimopollenites pannosus pollen zone, Winton Formation (Rolling Downs Group), Late/Upper Cenomanian to Late/Upper Cenomanian (99.6 - 89.3 Ma)

• pollen zone inferred from nearby localities

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fine channel fill; argillaceous sandstone and siltstone

• "interpreted to be part of either a point bar deposit or an abandoned channel fill deposit associated with an ox-bow lake"
• "a thin, laterally continuous bed of fluvial siltstone"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by D. Elliot & S. Salisbury in 1999-2004

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, surface (float), surface (in situ), sieve,

• includes work under the "Elliot Expeditions" of the "Winton Dinosaur Project"

Primary reference: S. W. Salisbury. 2002. A giant awakes. Australian Geographic 65:100-105 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 62553: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 21.07.2006, edited by Matthew Oreska and Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Osteichthyes -
Osteichthyes indet.1 Huxley 1880 bony fish
 Testudines -
Testudines indet.1 Batsch 1788 turtle
 Saurischia -
Titanosauriformes indet.1 Salgado et al. 1997 sauropod
Diamantinasaurus matildae2 Hocknull et al. 2009 sauropod
Theropoda indet.3 Marsh 1881 theropod
teeth fragments
 Ornithischia -
Ankylosauria indet.1 Osborn 1923 ornithischian
QM F44324–44326
 Crocodylia -
Crocodylia indet.1 Owen 1842 crocodilian
 Squamata - Dolichosauridae
Dolichosauridae indet.1 squamates
 Sauropterygia -
? Plesiosauria indet.1 de Blainville 1835 plesiosaur
 Therapsida -
Cynodontia indet.1 therapsid
"a likely non-mammalian cynodont"