Lime Bay (Triassic of Australia)

Where: Tasmania, Australia (43.0° S, 147.7° E: paleocoordinates 76.0° S, 133.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Knocklofty Formation, Induan (252.2 - 251.2 Ma)

• Palynology and vertebrate biostratigraphy have been used to argue for an earliest Triassic age for the Knocklofty Formation (Cosgriff 1974; Camp & Banks 1978).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; black, carbonaceous shale

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Dr & Mrs JA Townrow in the 1960s

• UTGD: Geology Department, University of Tasmania, Hobart.

Primary reference: J. W. Cosgriff. 1974. Lower Triassic Temnospondyli of Tasmania. The Geological Society of America, Special Paper 149:1-134 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136593: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 30.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Brachyopidae
"Blinasaurus townrowi" = Banksiops townrowi
"Blinasaurus townrowi" = Banksiops townrowi Cosgriff 1974 tetrapod
Incomplete skulls, UTGD 87468, 87469, 87470, 87471, 87472, 87473, 87474, and 87475; lower jaw fragments, UTGD 87476, 87477, 87478, and 87480; incomplete articulated clavicles and interclavicles, UTGD 87484 and 87485; incomplete clavicles, UTGD 87486, 87487, 87488, 87489, 87490, 87491, and 87496; incomplete interclavicles, UTGD 87492, 87493, 87494, 87495, 87497, 87498, 87499, and 87500; incomplete atlases, UTGD 87511 and 87779; intercentra, UTGD 87501, 87502, 87503, 87504, 87505, 87506, 87507, and 87508; rib fragments, UTGD 87481, 87482, and 87483; incomplete ilia, UTGD 87509 and 87510; left femur, UTGD 87780.