Lake Callabonna Fossil Reserve (Pleistocene of Australia)

Also known as Cooper Creek

Where: South Australia, Australia (29.7° S, 140.1° E: paleocoordinates 29.7° S, 140.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Fieldwork team formed by Smithsonian Institute, AMNH, and SAM members in 1970; reposited in the AMNH

• South Australian Museum (SAM)

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 136144: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Albert Garcia Selles on 20.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Diprotodontia -
Sthenurus stirlingi n. sp. Wells and Tedford 1995 short-faced kangaroo