Canadian Lead, Gulgong (Pliocene of Australia)

Where: New South Wales, Australia (32.4° S, 149.5° E: paleocoordinates 35.1° S, 149.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: W. S. Dun. 1894. Notes on the occurrence of monotreme remains in the Pliocene of New South Wales. Records of the Geological Survey of New South Wales 41:118-126 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 95862: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 03.05.2010, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

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Taxonomic list

 Testudinata - Meiolaniidae
Meiolaniidae indet.1 Lydekker 1887 turtle
Various fragments, including a horn core, in Mining Museum, Sydney
 Monotremata - Tachyglossidae
"Echidna (Proechidna) robusta n. sp." = Zaglossus robusta
"Echidna (Proechidna) robusta n. sp." = Zaglossus robusta Dun 1894 echidna
 Monotremata - Ornithorhynchidae
"Ornithorhynchus agilis" = Ornithorhynchus anatinus
"Ornithorhynchus agilis" = Ornithorhynchus anatinus Shaw 1792 platypus
 Diprotodontia - Macropodidae
Protemnodon anak2 Owen 1874 kangaroo
Palorchestes sp.2 Owen 1874 kangaroo
 Diprotodontia -
Sthenurus aff. occidentalis2 short-faced kangaroo
 Diprotodontia - Diprotodontidae
? Zygomaturus sp.2 Owen 1858 diprotodont marsupial
 Diprotodontia - Thylacoleonidae
Thylacoleo carnifex2 Owen 1859 diprotodont marsupial