Where: Western Australia, Australia (27.8° S, 114.3° E: paleocoordinates 48.7° S, 99.2° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Bartonian to Bartonian (41.3 - 33.9 Ma)
• Collectively, the planktonic foraminifers indicate that the newly discovered site belongs within the P13 to P16 zonal range (40.5 – 34.0 Ma BKSA95).
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: transition zone or lower shoreface; poorly lithified, cherty/siliceous mudstone and poorly lithified, cherty/siliceous sandstone
Size class: macrofossils
Preservation: original silica, replaced with silica
Collected by David Barton in 2000-2001; reposited in the WAM
• Acquired over the period 2000-2001 and presented to the Western Australian Museum in 2005.
Primary reference: T. A. Darragh and G. W. Kendrick. 2008. Silicified Eocene molluscs from the Lower Murchison district, southern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 24:217-246 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 179823: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 02.07.2016
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