Stirton Quarry (Pliocene to of Australia)

Also known as adjacent to Lake Kanunka, eastern Lake Eyre Basin

Where: South Australia, Australia (28.4° S, 138.3° E: paleocoordinates 31.2° S, 137.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pompapillina Member (Tirari Formation), Early/Lower Pliocene to Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fine channel fill; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by R. H. Tedford in 1961

Primary reference: G. J. Prideaux and R. H. Tedford. 2012. Tjukuru wellsi, gen. et sp. nov., a lagostrophine kangaroo (Diprotodontia, Macropodidae) from the Pliocene (Tirarian) of northern South Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32(3):717-721 [J. Alroy/A. Garcia Selles]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135761: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Albert Garcia Selles on 07.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Diprotodontia - Macropodidae
Tjukuru wellsi n. gen. n. sp.
Tjukuru wellsi n. gen. n. sp. Prideaux and Tedford 2012 kangaroo
 Diprotodontia -
Sthenurus cf. tindalei Tedford 1966 short-faced kangaroo
cf. Archaeosimos sp. Prideaux 2004 short-faced kangaroo