Lightning Ridge (General area) (Cretaceous of Australia)

Where: New South Wales, Australia (29.4° S, 148.0° E: paleocoordinates 59.3° S, 140.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Coptospora paradoxa pollen zone, Wallangulla Sandstone Member (Griman Creek Formation), Cenomanian (100.5 - 93.9 Ma)

• early-middle to middle-late Albian

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; lithified, glauconitic, muddy, sandy siltstone

• "coastal plain, fluvatile/estuarine depositional setting"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: cast, trace

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: R. E. Molnar. 1991. Fossil reptiles in Australia. In P. Vickers-Rich, J. M. Monaghan, R. F. Baird, & T. H. Rich (eds.), Vertebrate Paleontology of Australasia 605-702 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 97756: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Hallie Street on 27.08.2010, edited by Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Panchelidae
Chelidae indet.2 sideneck turtle
AM F682668, F121611
 Neornithischia -
Ornithopoda indet. bird foot dinosaur
"Les Price track" (dubious)
 Sauropterygia -
Pliosauroidea indet.1 Welles 1943 plesiosaur
AM F43240, AM F68333, AM F68334, AM F68336, AM F68338, AM F68344, AM F72261, AM F105661, AM F106554, AM F112630, AM F112843, AM F112844, AM F112845, AM F112846, AM F112847, AM F112848, AM F112849, AM F121675, AM F121678, AM F121679, AM F121713, AM F121714, AM F121715, AM F121716, AM F121717, AM F121718, AM F121719, AM F121720