Andamooka opal field: Aptian, Australia
collected by Fleming 1973

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Archosauria indet. (Cope 1869)
Barrett et al. 2010
SAM P18010, first pedal phalanx; SAM P39683, caudal vertebral centrum
Dinosauria indet. (Owen 1842)
Barrett et al. 2010
SAM P36601, left astragalus
Theropoda indet. Marsh 1881
2 specimens
"seemingly resembles...Coelurus" (1 measurement)
    = Kakuru kujani n. gen., n. sp. Molnar and Pledge 1980
Molnar and Pledge 1980
nomen dubium belonging to Theropoda
SAM P17926
see common names

Country:Australia State/province:South Australia
Coordinates: 30.5° South, 137.2° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:67.5° South, 104.5° East
Basis of coordinate:stated in text
Altitude:103 meters
Geographic resolution:small collection
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Early/Lower Cretaceous
Stage:Aptian 10 m.y. bin:Cretaceous 3
Key time interval:Aptian
Age range of interval:125.00000 - 113.00000 m.y. ago
Geological group:Rolling Downs Formation:Bulldog Shale
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Stratigraphy comments: Marree Subgroup
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: not reported
Lithology description: opal-bearing beds
Environment:marine indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Degree of concentration:dispersed
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Preservation of anatomical detail:medium
Disassociated major elements:all
Spatial resolution:allochthonous
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:salvage,field collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collectors:Fleming Collection dates:1973
Database number:60761
Authorizer:M. Carrano, P. Mannion Enterer:M. Carrano, J. Tennant
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:2006-05-22 11:56:48 Last modified:2017-09-21 13:13:21
Access level:the public Released:2006-05-22 11:56:48
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

10348. R. E. Molnar. 1980. Australian late Mesozoic continental tetrapods: some implications. Mémoires de la Société Géologique de France, Nouvelle Série 139:131-143 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]

Secondary references:

32702ETE F. L. Agnolin, M. D. Ezcurra, D. F. Pais and S. W. Salisbury. 2010. A reappraisal of the Cretaceous non-avian dinosaur faunas from Australia and New Zealand: evidence for their Gondwanan affinities. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 8(2):257-300 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
45876 P. M. Barrett, B. B. Kear, and R. B. J. Benson. 2010. Opalized archosaur remains from the Bulldog Shale (Aptian: Lower Cretaceous) of South Australia. Alcheringa 34(3):293-301 [P. Mannion/J. Tennant]
63423 R. E. Molnar. 1991. Fossil reptiles in Australia. In P. Vickers-Rich, J. M. Monaghan, R. F. Baird, & T. H. Rich (eds.), Vertebrate Paleontology of Australasia 605-702 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
14793ETE R. E. Molnar and N. S. Pledge. 1980. A new theropod dinosaur from South Australia. Alcheringa 4:281-287 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
18059ETE T. H. Rich and P. Vickers-Rich. 2003. A Century of Australian Dinosaurs. Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and Monash Science Centre, Monash University 1-124 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
62321 S. W. Salisbury, A. Romilio, M. C. Herne, R. T. Tucker, and J. P. Nair. 2016. The Dinosaurian Ichnofauna of the Lower Cretaceous (Valanginian–Barremian) Broome Sandstone of the Walmadany Area (James Price Point), Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 16. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 36(6, suppl.):1-152 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]