Talbragar Fossil Fish Bed (AM collection) (Jurassic of Australia)

Where: New South Wales, Australia (32.2° S, 149.7° E: paleocoordinates 75.2° S, 89.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tithonian (152.1 - 145.0 Ma)

• Latest Oxfordian-Tithonian, or early Tithonian: 151.55 +/- 4.27 Ma (error bar falls within Kimmeridgian). Although previously regarded to be of Early Jurassic age (Hind & Helby 1969), a latest Oxfordian–Tithonian (Late Jurassic) age has recently been determined by SHRIMP (Sensitive High Resolution Ion Microprobe) analysis of zircon crystals obtained from this unit (Turner et al. 2009).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - small; lithified, tuffaceous siliciclastic sediments

• The deposit represents a remnant of sedimentary accumulation in a freshwater lake
• Sediment is largely derived from consolidated volcanic ash

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected in 2006-2011

• Repository: Australian Museum, Sydney

Primary reference: R. G. Beattie and A. Nel. 2012. A new dragonfly, Austroprotolindenia jurassica (Odonata: Anisoptera), from the Upper Jurassic of Australia. Alcheringa 36:189-193 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 128121: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 02.06.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Diptera - Archisargidae
Calosargus (Calosargus) talbragarensis n. sp.9 Oberprieler and Yeates 2012 fly
AM F.110546
 Hemiptera - Palaeontinidae
Talbragarocossus jurassicus n. gen. n. sp.4 Chen et al. 2019 true bug
AM F.136849
 Plecoptera - Notonemouridae
Talbragaria australis n. gen. n. sp.11
Talbragaria australis n. gen. n. sp.11 Sroka and Prokop 2023 stonefly
AM F.136856/136957, 137576/137577
 Hymenoptera -
Apocrita indet.8 Gerstaecker 1867 wasp
AM F.137586/7
 Hymenoptera - Praeaulacidae
Gulgonga beattiei n. gen. n. sp.8
Gulgonga beattiei n. gen. n. sp.8 Oberprieler et al. 2012 wasp
AM F.110544/5
 Coleoptera - Hydrophilidae
Protochares brevipalpis n. gen. n. sp.5
Protochares brevipalpis n. gen. n. sp.5 Fikáček et al. 2014 water scavenger beetle
AM F.109568 (Hydrophilidae in Beattie & Avery 2012; fig. 6B)
 Coleoptera - Staphylinidae
Olisthaerinae indet.2 Thomson 1858 rove beetle
AM F.109732(3)
Juroglypholoma talbragarense n. sp.3 Cai et al. 2013 rove beetle
AM F.110534/5
Protachinus minor n. gen. n. sp.3 Cai et al. 2013 rove beetle
AM F.109735/7
 Coleoptera - Eucnemidae
? Eucnemidae "indet. 2"6 Eschscholtz 1829 false click beetle
AM F.137138(9)
 Coleoptera - Cerophytidae
Wongaroo amplipectorale6 Oberprieler et al. 2016 beetle
AM F.110530
 Coleoptera - Elateridae
? Elateridae "indet. 4"6 Leach 1815 click beetle
AM F.111180(179)
 Coleoptera - Nemonychidae
Talbragarus averyi n. gen. n. sp.7
Talbragarus averyi n. gen. n. sp.7 Oberprieler and Oberprieler 2012 pine flower snout beetle
AM F.137581(2), F.137583(4)
 Coleoptera - Ommatidae
Rhopalomma stefaniae n. gen. n. sp.1
Rhopalomma stefaniae n. gen. n. sp.1 Ashman et al. 2015 beetle
AM F.139992(3)
 Odonata - Protolindeniidae
Austroprotolindenia jurassica n. gen. n. sp. Beattie and Nel 2012 true dragonfly
AM F.136868; F.141097(141098) in Nel et al. 2017
Arachnida
 Araneae - Uloboridae
Talbragaraneus jurassicus n. gen. n. sp.10
Talbragaraneus jurassicus n. gen. n. sp.10 Selden and Beattie 2013 hackled orb-weaver
AM F.136332