Gap Creek locality (Devonian of Australia)

Where: New South Wales, Australia (35.1° S, 147.2° E: paleocoordinates 22.7° S, 162.4° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Coffee Hill Member (Columbine Sandstone Formation), Devonian (419.2 - 358.9 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; sandstone

Size class: mesofossils

• Tooth plates

Collection methods: mechanical,

• Repositories: Australian Museum, Sydney (AM) and Mining and Metallurgical Museum, Sydney (MMMC)

Primary reference: A. Kemp. 2000. Chirodipterus potteri, a new Devonian lungfish from New South Wales, Australia: And the ontogeny of chirodipterid tooth plates. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20(4):665-674 [S. Peters/S. McMullen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136236: authorized by Shanan Peters, entered by Sharon McMullen on 24.11.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• The Upper Devonian Coffee Hill Member of the Catombal Range, west of Orange in New South Wales, contains a large and diverse microfauna that includes teeth of crossopterygians, numerous chondrichthyans and many small dipnoan tooth plates, as well as scales of palaeoniscoids and acanthodians, possible placoderm bones and the remains of phyllocarids, conodonts, brachiopods, bryozoa and ostracodes (Jones and Turner, 2000).
 Dipnoi - Chirodipteridae
Chirodipterus potteri n. sp. Kemp 2000 lungfish