Airly, near Capertee (Permian of Australia)

Where: New South Wales, Australia (33.1° S, 150.0° E: paleocoordinates 68.2° S, 146.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Glen Davis Formation (Charbon Group), Wuchiapingian (259.9 - 254.2 Ma)

• Glen Davis Formation of the Charbon Subgroup, the lower deltaic facies of the Illawarra Coal Measures, west of the Sydney Basin. The Illawarra Coal Measures are Late Permian. The Glen Davis Formation, which is placed mid-way through the Illawarra Coal Measures, contains the palynomorph Microreticulatisporites bitriangularis, the index form for the base of the APP5.2 Interval Zone, making it middle Dzhulfian (= Wuchiapingian)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deltaic; black shale

• "Torbanite" = fine-grained black oil shale

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

• MMF: Geological Survey of New South Wales

•AM: Australian Museum, Sydney

Primary reference: A. S. Woodward. 1909. On a new labyrinthodont from oil shale at Airly. Records—Geological Survey, New South Wales 8(4):317-319 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136494: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 28.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Rhytidosteidae
"Bothriceps major n. sp." = Trucheosaurus major
"Bothriceps major n. sp." = Trucheosaurus major Woodward 1909 tetrapod
MMF 12697a, skull table, AMF 50977, articulated postcranial skeleton, BMNH R3728, counterpart slab. All specimens represent a single individual