Carrington Brick Company's clay pit, St Peter's (Dunstan collection) (Triassic to of Australia)

Where: New South Wales, Australia (33.9° S, 151.2° E: paleocoordinates 63.8° S, 135.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ashfield Shales Formation (Wianamatta Group), Pelsonian to Pelsonian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• Late Anisian

•40-60 m thick layer in the Wianamatta Group. Overlies the 15 m thick Mittagong formation which in turn overlies the Hawkesbury Sandstone.

Environment/lithology: pond; lithified, gray claystone

• "Coastal floodplain deposits of the Wianamatta Group…" Rasnitsyn & Zherikhin, 202
• Greyish clay shales, with numerous narrow bands & concretionary nodules. Iron pyrites is a frequent occurrence, and some of the fossil fish and insects have been preserved in this mineral. Fossils found in concretions mostly

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression, coalified

Collected by B. Dunstan

Primary reference: F. Chapman. 1914. Australasian Fossils. A Students’ Manual of Palaeontology 1-341 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 111729: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 28.06.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Bivalvia
 Unionida - Unionidae
Unio sp.2 Philipsson 1788 freshwater mussel
Insecta
 Dicondylia -
Coleoptera indet.1 Linnaeus 1758 beetle
GSQI 29
 Coleoptera - Schizocoleidae
"Mesorhynchophora dunstani n. gen. n. sp." = Metrorhynchites dunstani1, Metrorhynchites sydneiensis n. gen. n. sp.1
"Mesorhynchophora dunstani n. gen. n. sp." = Metrorhynchites dunstani1 Tillyard 1916 beetle
GSQI 27
Metrorhynchites sydneiensis n. gen. n. sp.1 Tillyard 1916 beetle
GSQI 28
 Coleoptera - Elateridae
"Elaterites wianamattensis n. gen. n. sp." = Elateridium wianamattense1
"Elaterites wianamattensis n. gen. n. sp." = Elateridium wianamattense1 Tillyard 1916 click beetle
GSQI 30
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Curculionidae indet.1 Latreille 1802 snout beetle
GSQI 26
 Coleoptera -
Etheridgea petrica n. sp.1 Tillyard 1916 beetle
GSQI 31
 Orthoptera - Mesotitanidae
? Mesotitan sp.1 Tillyard 1916 grasshopper
GSQI 23
Mesotitan giganteus n. gen. n. sp.1 Tillyard 1916 grasshopper
GSQI 22
? Mesotitan giganteus1 Tillyard 1916 grasshopper
GSQI 21
 Protorthoptera -
Notoblattites subcostalis n. gen. n. sp.1
Notoblattites subcostalis n. gen. n. sp.1 Tillyard 1916 winged insect
GSQI 25(complete male & female ) and GSQI 24
Osteichthyes
 Dipnoi - Sagenodontidae
Sagenodus sp. Owen 1867 lungfish
 Palaeonisciformes - Platysomidae
Platysomus sp. Agassiz 1833
 Palaeonisciformes - Palaeoniscidae
Myriolepis sp., "Palaeoniscus sp." = Palaeoniscum
Myriolepis sp. Egerton 1864
"Palaeoniscus sp." = Palaeoniscum Blainville 1818
Actinopteri
 Perleidiformes - Cleithrolepidae
Cleithrolepis sp. Egerton 1864
 Pholidophoriformes - Pholidophoridae
Pholidophorus sp. Agassiz 1832
 Semionotiformes - Semionotidae
Acentrophorus sp. Traquair 1877
Semionotus sp. Agassiz 1832
Chondrichthyes
 Xenacanthiformes - Xenacanthidae
Pleuracanthus sp. Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
Cycadopsida
 Cycadales -
Taeniopteris sp.2 Brongniart 1828 cycads
 Pteridospermales -
Thinnfeldia sp.2 Ettingshausen 1852 cycads
Macrotaeniopteris
  -
Macrotaeniopteris sp.2 Schimper 1869
Ginkgoopsida
 Ginkgoales - Ginkgoaceae
Baiera sp.2 Braun 1843
Pteridopsida
 Filicales -
Oleandridium sp.2 Schimper 1869
Polypodiopsida
 Equisetales - Equisetidae
Phyllotheca sp.2 Brongniart 1828
  -
Cladophlebis sp.2 Brongniart 1849
 Coniferales - Podocarpaceae
Podozamites sp.2 Braun 1843 podocarp