Talbragar Fossil Fish Bed (AM collection): Tithonian, Australia
collected 2006-2011

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Insecta - Hymenoptera
Apocrita indet. Gerstaecker 1867
Oberprieler et al. 2012 1 specimen
AM F.137586/7
Insecta - Hymenoptera - Praeaulacidae
Gulgonga beattiei n. gen., n. sp. Oberprieler et al. 2012
Oberprieler et al. 2012 1 specimen
AM F.110544/5 (2 measurements)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Nemonychidae
Talbragarus averyi n. gen., n. sp. Oberprieler and Oberprieler 2012
Oberprieler and Oberprieler 2012 2 specimens
AM F.137581(2), F.137583(4) (2 measurements)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Staphylinidae
Juroglypholoma talbragarense n. sp. Cai et al. 2013
Cai et al. 2013 1 specimen
AM F.110534/5 (2 measurements)
Olisthaerinae indet. Thomson 1858
Cai et al. 2015 1 specimen
AM F.109732(3)
Protachinus minor n. gen., n. sp. Cai et al. 2013
Cai et al. 2013 1 specimen
AM F.109735/7 (2 measurements)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Hydrophilidae
Protochares brevipalpis n. gen., n. sp. Fikáček et al. 2014
Fikáček et al. 2014 1 specimen
AM F.109568 (Hydrophilidae in Beattie & Avery 2012; fig. 6B) (2 measurements)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Elateridae
? Elateridae informal indet. 4 Leach 1815
Oberprieler et al. 2016 1 specimen
AM F.111180(179)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Eucnemidae
? Eucnemidae informal indet. 2 Eschscholtz 1829
Oberprieler et al. 2016 1 specimen
AM F.137138(9)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Cerophytidae
Wongaroo amplipectorale Oberprieler et al. 2016
Oberprieler et al. 2016 1 specimen
AM F.110530 (2 measurements)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Ommatidae
Rhopalomma stefaniae n. gen., n. sp. Ashman et al. 2015
Ashman et al. 2015 1 specimen
AM F.139992(3) (2 measurements)
Insecta - Plecoptera - Notonemouridae
Talbragaria australis n. gen., n. sp. Sroka and Prokop 2023
Sroka and Prokop 2023 2 specimens
AM F.136856/136957, 137576/137577
Insecta - Hemiptera - Palaeontinidae
Talbragarocossus jurassicus n. gen., n. sp. Chen et al. 2019
Chen et al. 2019 1 specimen
AM F.136849
Insecta - Odonata - Protolindeniidae
Austroprotolindenia jurassica n. gen., n. sp. Beattie and Nel 2012
2 specimens
AM F.136868; F.141097(141098) in Nel et al. 2017 (1 measurement)
Insecta - Diptera - Archisargidae
Calosargus (Calosargus) talbragarensis n. sp. Oberprieler and Yeates 2012
Oberprieler and Yeates 2012 1 specimen
AM F.110546 (1 measurement)
Arachnida - Araneae - Uloboridae
Talbragaraneus jurassicus n. gen., n. sp. Selden and Beattie 2013
Selden and Beattie 2013 1 specimen
AM F.136332
see common names

Country:Australia State/province:New South Wales
Coordinates: 32.2° South, 149.7° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:75.2° South, 89.4° East
Basis of coordinate:stated in text
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Jurassic Epoch:Late/Upper Jurassic
Stage:Tithonian 10 m.y. bin:Jurassic 6
Key time interval:Tithonian
Age range of interval:149.20000 - 145.00000 m.y. ago
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Stratigraphy comments: 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).
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:tuffaceous lithified "siliciclastic"
Lithology description: Sediment is largely derived from consolidated volcanic ash
Environment:lacustrine - small Tectonic setting:cratonic basin
Geology comments: The deposit represents a remnant of sedimentary accumulation in a freshwater lake
Modes of preservation:adpression
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:field collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collection dates:2006-2011
Collection method comments: Repository: Australian Museum, Sydney
Database number:128121
Authorizer:M. Clapham Enterer:M. Clapham
Modifier:M. Clapham Research group:paleoentomology
Created:2012-06-02 01:27:13 Last modified:2017-11-15 22:22:26
Access level:the public Released:2012-06-02 01:27:13
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

41860. 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]

Secondary references:

56149 L. G. Ashman, R. G. Oberprieler, and A. 2015. Rhopalomma stefaniae gen. et sp. n., the first ommatid beetle from the Upper Jurassic in Australia (Coleoptera: Archostemata: Ommatidae). Zootaxa 3980:136-142 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
61428 C. Y. Cai, R. Beattie, and D. Y. Huang. 2015. Jurassic olisthaerine rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae): 165 million years of morphological and probably behavioral stasis. Gondwana Research 28:425-431 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
47658 C. Y. Cai, E. V. Yan, R. Beattie, B. Wang, and D. Y. Huang. 2013. First rove beetles from the Jurassic Talbragar Fish Bed of Australia (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae). Journal of Paleontology 87:650-656 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
69425 J. Chen, R. Beattie, B. Wang, H. Jiang, Y. Zheng and H. C. Zhang. 2019. The first palaeontinid from the Late Jurassic of Australia (Hemiptera, Cicadomorpha, Palaeontinidae). Alcheringa 43:449-454 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
50543 M. Fikáček, A. Prokin, E. Yan, Y. Yue, B. Wang, D. Ren, and R. Beattie. 2014. Modern hydrophilid clades present and widespread in the Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea: Hydrophilidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 170:710-734 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
60094 R. G. Oberprieler, L. G. Ashman, and M. Frese and A. 2016. The first elateroid beetles (Coleoptera: Polyphaga: Elateroidea) from the Upper Jurassic of Australia. Zootaxa 4147:177-191 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
56139 R. G. Oberprieler and S. K. Oberprieler. 2012. Talbragarus averyi gen. et sp. n., the first Jurassic weevil from the southern hemisphere (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Nemonychidae). Zootaxa 3478:256-266 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
44270 S. K. Oberprieler, A. P. Rasnitsyn, and D. J. Brothers. 2012. The first wasps from the Upper Jurassic of Australia (Hymenoptera: Evanioidea, Praeaulacidae). Zootaxa 3503:47-54 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
42280 S. K. Oberprieler and D. K. Yeates. 2012. Calosargus talbragarensis new species: the first brachyceran fly from the Jurassic of Australia (Diptera, Archisargidae). Journal of Paleontology 86(4):641-645 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
47114 P. A. Selden and R. G. Beattie. 2013. A spider fossil from the Jurassic Talbragar fossil fish bed of New South Wales. Alcheringa 37:203-208 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
86477 P. Sroka and J. Prokop. 2023. New fossil stoneflies (Plecoptera: Arctoperlaria) from Australia testify ancient dispersal across Pangea. Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 81:881-888 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]