Corra-Lynn Cave (Miocene to of Australia)

Also known as Corra Lynn Cave, Corrall's, Curramulka

Where: South Australia, Australia (34.7° S, 137.7° E: paleocoordinates 40.3° S, 136.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Late/Upper Miocene to Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 3.6 Ma)

• Prideaux (2004), with reference to Pledge (1992, The Beagle 9:115-142), states that the deposits are probably of Late Miocene age, but actually Pledge also considered an Early Pliocene age as possible, provided that he is quoted correctly by several subsequent autors (e.g. Archer et al., 1997, Proc. Linn. Soc. NSW 117:3-16; Scanlon, 2005). Hence, >>Early Pliocene<< is added as upper age limit to the collection record. (TL)

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

• cave in karstified Lower Cambrian limestones (Parara Limestone)

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Graham Pilkington in the mid-1980s

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 136228: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Albert Garcia Selles on 23.11.2012, edited by Torsten Liebrecht

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Squamata - Madtsoiidae
Wonambi naracoortensis Smith 1976 snake
listed by Pledge (1992) as Wonambi cf. naracoortensis; SAM P26528 (2 well preserved and 6 fragmentary vertebrae, 3 rib heads), SAM P26534 & P26535 (2 vertebrae, figured in Pledge, 1992); SAM P29879 to 29888, and P29890 (all are single vertebrae); SAM P29896 (1 rib), SAM P29910 & P29911 (2 vertebrae); SAM P29912 (1 rib), SAM P29952 & P29953 (2 vertebrae); SAM P31785 (1 suborbital portion of left maxilla); SAM P31786 (1 vertebra); SAM P31801 (1 anterior portion of right pterygoid); uncatalogued specimens (about 20 fragmentary vertebrae and one rib)
Mammalia
 Diprotodontia -
Archaeosimos correlli n. sp. Prideaux 2004 short-faced kangaroo
Archaeosimos cegsai n. gen. n. sp. Pledge 1992 short-faced kangaroo