Where: Tasmania, Australia (41.0° S, 145.7° E: paleocoordinates 52.3° S, 144.6° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)
• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: Undifferentiated list from the Freestone Cove Sandstone and Fossil Bliff Sandstone. AGE: Early Miocene (latest Janjukian-earlist Longfordian) = Aquitanian according to Beu and Darragh (2001). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From multiple formations, hence assigned to a "group" scale. NOTES: From antiquated publication that predates establishment of region lithostratigraphic framework. Assignments to lithostratigraphic unit and age are based on interpretation by enterer on the basis of cross-referening localities and taxa to more recent publications (e.g. Darragh 1970, Darragh 1986, and in particular Beu and Darragh 2001).
• group-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: coastal; sandstone
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: COLLECTOR: Unknown collectors, possibly including Tate (1880's). REPOSITORY: South Australia Museum (SAM), Adelaide, Australia.
Primary reference: R. Tate. 1886. The lamellibranchs of the Older Tertiary of Australia (part 1). Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 8:96-158 [A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 72221: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 28.05.2007
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