Where: South Australia, Australia (35.3° S, 138.3° E: paleocoordinates 36.6° S, 137.9° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• local area-level geographic resolution
When: Burham Limestone Formation, Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)
• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Burham Limestone, lateral equivalent to the Point Allen Fm. Of limited extent in distribution and deposited on irregular surfaces. The Point Allen Fm and Burnham Limestone rest unconformably on Hallett Cove Sandstone and its equivalents. THICKNESS: From a few centimetres to two metres. AGE: Early Pleistocene based on biostratigraphy and the age of bounding units. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From throughout the formation.
• formation-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; poorly lithified, shelly/skeletal limestone
Size class: macrofossils
Preservation: cast, mold/impression, original aragonite, original calcite
Collection methods: quarrying,
• COLLECTORS: The list is a composite made by many collectors, mainly Daily (1966), and the author. REPOSITORY: National Museum of Victoria (NMV) and Geological Survey of South Australia (GSSA).
Primary reference: N.H. Ludbrook. 1983. Molluscan faunas of the Early Pleistocene Point Allen Formation and Burnham limestone, South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 107(1):37-49 [A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details
Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis
PaleoDB collection 63380: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 12.08.2006
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