Hurstville Brick Co quarry, Mortdale (Triassic of Australia)

Where: New South Wales, Australia (34.0° S, 151.1° E: paleocoordinates 63.9° S, 135.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Ashfield Shale Formation (Wianamatta Group), Anisian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• Quarry exposed lower part of Ashfield Shale, dated as Anisian on the basis of palynomorphs and plant macrofossils (Warren & Marsicano 1998)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; fine-grained shale

• "Lagoonal humid conditions with essentially restricted circulation"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by ASG Garden

• NSWGS: Geological Survey of New South Wales

Primary reference: J. W. Cosgriff. 1973. Notobrachyops picketti, a brachyopid from the Ashfield Shale, Wiannamatta Group, New South Wales. Journal of Paleontology 47(6):1094-1101 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136487: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 28.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Brachyopidae
Notobrachyops picketti n. gen. n. sp.
Notobrachyops picketti n. gen. n. sp. Cosgriff 1973 tetrapod
NSWGS F8258, impression of skull (holotype)