Quantum Leap Site (Oligocene of Australia)

Also known as Riversleigh

Where: Queensland, Australia (19.0° S, 138.0° E: paleocoordinates 34.0° S, 132.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Local Zone B Member, Late/Upper Oligocene (28.4 - 23.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1983-2009

Collection methods: acetic

Primary reference: K. J. Travouillion, Y. Gurovich, R. M. D. Beck and J. Muirhead. 2010. An exceptionally well-preserved short-snouted bandicoot (Marsupialia; Peramelemorphia) from Riversleigh's Oligo-Miocene deposits, northwestern Queensland, Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(5):1528-1546 [J. Alroy/A. Garcia Selles/A. Garcia Selles]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135690: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Albert Garcia Selles on 02.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Peramelemorphia -
Galadi speciosus Travouillion et al. 2010 marsupial