Branxton (UQ coll) (Permian of Australia)

Where: New South Wales, Australia (32.7° S, 151.4° E: paleocoordinates 67.0° S, 164.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Fenestella Shale Formation, Kungurian (279.3 - 272.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, fine-grained, micaceous, brown sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Reposited in the UQ

Primary reference: J. B. Waterhouse. 1979. New members of the Atomodesminae (Bivalvia) from the Permian of Australia and New Zealand. Papers - Department of Geology, University of Queensland 9:1-22 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 134521: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 10.10.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Myalinida - Atomodesmatidae
Maitaia gigantea De Koninck 1877 clam
Neotype designated