The Joint (Pleistocene of Australia)

Also known as Texas Caves; Main Viator Hill

Where: Queensland, Australia (28.8° S, 151.2° E: paleocoordinates 29.5° S, 151.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; breccia

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1975; reposited in the UQ

• Queensland Museum (QM)

Primary reference: G. J. Prideaux. 2004. Systematics and evolution of the sthenurine kangaroos. In S. W. Awramik, A. Barnosky, J. A. Doyle, M. L. Droser, P. M. Sadler (eds.), UC Publications in Geological Sciences, University of California Press 146:1-623 [G. Prideaux/G. Gully/T. Liebrecht]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135911: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Albert Garcia Selles on 12.11.2012, edited by Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian
QM F7988 (maxillary fragment) - "possibly a sebecosuchian"
Mammalia
 Diprotodontia -
Sthenurus andersoni Marcus 1962 short-faced kangaroo
Procoptodon rapha Owen 1874 short-faced kangaroo