QMF L78 (Rewan Formation): Induan, Australia

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Dipnoi indet. (Müller 1884)
Plagiobatrachus australis n. gen., n. sp. Warren 1985
Warren 1985 4 specimens
QM F12267 (holotype), centrum. QM F12268, 12269, 12270
Trematosauridae indet. Watson 1919
Warren 1985 1 specimen
QM F12272
Parotosuchus rewanensis n. sp. Warren 1980
Warren 1980 1 specimen
recombined as Watsonisuchus rewanensis
QM F6571 (holotype), complete skull
Parotosuchus gunganj n. sp. Warren 1980
Warren 1980 2 specimens
recombined as Watsonisuchus gunganj
QM F10114 (holotype), skull. AM F60227
Lapillopsis nana n. gen., n. sp. Warren and Hutchinson 1990
Warren and Hutchinson 1990 15 specimens
QM F12284 (holotype), 12285 (paratype), F12289, 14497, 14499, 14501-14503, 35385-35392
Acerastea wadeae n. gen., n. sp. Warren and Hutchinson 1987
Warren and Hutchinson 1987 1 specimen
QM F12277, partial skull and postcranial skeleton (holotype)
Rewana quadricuneata n. gen., n. sp. Howie 1972
Howie 1972 2 individuals
QM F 6471, incomplete skull and postcranium. AMF 54126, fragmentary skull with associated vertebrae and ribs
Reptilia - Procolophonidae
Procolophonidae indet. Lydekker 1889
Reptilia - Prolacertidae
Kadimakara australiensis n. gen., n. sp. Bartholomai 1979
2 individuals
QM F6676, 6710 (type)
Kalisuchus rewanensis n. gen., n. sp. Thulborn 1979
Thulborn 1979
QM F8998, maxilla (holotype), other isolated cranial and postcranial specimens
Kudnu mackinlayi n. gen., n. sp. Bartholomai 1979
2 individuals
QM F9181 (type), 9182
cf. Kannemeyeria sp. Seeley 1908
Thulborn 1983 1 specimen
QM F12178, left quadrate
    = Dicynodontia indet. Owen 1859
Fröbisch 2009
see common names

Country:Australia State/province:Queensland
Coordinates: 24.8° South, 148.0° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:58.0° South, 136.0° East
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Triassic Epoch:Early/Lower Triassic
Stage:Induan 10 m.y. bin:Triassic 1
Key time interval:Induan
Age range of interval:252.17000 - 251.20000 m.y. ago
Geological group:Rewan Formation:Arcadia
Stratigraphic resolution:member
Stratigraphy comments: Warren et al. (2006) argued that the Arcadia Formation is likely earliest Triassic in age based upon SHRIMP, U/Pb and microflora evidence that the conformably underlying Sagittarius Sandstone of the Rewan Group is largely Permian in age.

"Lower beds of the upper part of the Rewan Formation of the Mimosa Group [...] Howie (1972) has fully discussed the geological provenance and the reasons for assigning an Early Triassic age to the level from which the material is drawn." (Bartholomai, 1979)

"Lower Arcadia Formation, Rewan Group, Early Triassic (Scythian A1 of Cosgriff, 1984). Age of fauna equivalent to Lystrosaurus Zone of southern Africa." (Warren & Hutchinson, 1990).
Notes: The term "Mimosa Group" is obsolete and the former Rewan Formation was reranked to group status. Consequently, the original lithostratigraphic entries of this collection (which were following Bartholomai, 1979) have been changed (TL).

According to Veevers et al. (1994, in Veevers & McA. Powell (eds.), GSA Mem. 184) the Arcadia Fm. constitutes the upper part of the Rewan Group. Hence, stratigraphic descriptions by Bartholomai (1979) and Warren & Hutchinson (1990) appear to refer approximately to the same stratigraphic level.
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:ferruginous sandy mudstone
Secondary lithology:nodular ironstone
Includes fossils?Y
Includes fossils?Y
Environment:fluvial indet. Tectonic setting:foreland basin
Modes of preservation:body,concretion
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Articulated whole bodies:none
Collection methods and comments
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collection method comments: QMF = fossil collections of the Queensland Museum, Brisbane
Also known as:"The Crater", QML 78
Database number:85560
Authorizer:J. Mueller, R. Butler Enterer:T. Liebrecht, R. Butler
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:2009-01-08 16:17:41 Last modified:2017-09-21 12:18:36
Access level:the public Released:2009-01-08 16:17:41
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

28925. A. Bartholomai. 1979. New lizard-like reptiles from the Early Triassic of Queensland. Alcheringa 3(3):225-234 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht/T. Liebrecht]

Secondary references:

33223 J. Fröbisch. 2009. Composition and similarity of global anomodont-bearing tetrapod faunas. Earth-Science Reviews 95:119-157 [R. Butler/R. Butler]
43617 A. A. Howie. 1972. On a Queensland labyrinthodont. In K. A. Joysey, T. S. Kemp (eds.), Studies in Vertebrate Evolution 51-64 [R. Butler/R. Butler]
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]
37646 R. A. Thulborn. 1979. A proterosuchian thecodont from the Rewan Formation of Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 19(3):331-355 [R. Butler/R. Butler]
37648 R. A. Thulborn. 1983. A mammal-like reptile from Australia. Nature 303:330-331 [R. Butler/R. Butler]
43620 A. Warren. 1985. Triassic Australian plagiosauroid. Journal of Paleontology 59(1):236-241 [R. Butler/R. Butler]
43614 A. A. Warren. 1980. Parotosuchus from the Early Triassic of Queensland and Western Australia. Alcheringa 4:25-36 [R. Butler/R. Butler]
43618 A. A. Warren. 1985. Two long-snouted temnospondyls (Amphibia, Labyrinthodontia) from the Triassic of Queensland. Alcheringa 9:293-295 [R. Butler/R. Butler]
43629 A. A. Warren, R. Damiani, and A. M. Yates. 2006. The South African stereospondyl Lydekkerina huxleyi (Tetrapoda, Temnospondyli) in the Lower Triassic of Australia. Geological Magazine 143(6):877-886 [R. Butler/R. Butler/R. Butler]
43623 A. A. Warren and M. N. Hutchinson. 1987. The skeleton of a new hornless rhytidosteid (Amphibia, Temnospondyli). Alcheringa 11:291-302 [R. Butler/R. Butler]
30403 A. A. Warren and M. N. Hutchinson. 1990. Lapillopsis, a new genus of temnospondyl amphibians from the Early Triassic of Queensland. Alcheringa 14(2):149-158 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht]
43622 A. A. Warren and M. N. Hutchinson. 1990. The young ones - small temnospondyls from the Arcadia Formation. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 28(1):103-106 [R. Butler/R. Butler]
43625 A. M. Yates. 1999. The Lapillopsidae: a new family of small temnospondyls from the Early Triassic of Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19(2):302-320 [R. Butler/R. Butler]