Meadowbank (Triassic of Australia)

Where: Tasmania, Australia (42.6° S, 146.9° E: paleocoordinates 75.7° S, 131.1° 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; gray mudstone

• "Grey mudstone lens"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by G Hale, R Mather 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 136594: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 30.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Temnospondyli - Lydekkerinidae
Chomatobatrachus halei n. gen. n. sp.
Chomatobatrachus halei n. gen. n. sp. Cosgriff 1974 tetrapod
UTGD 80738, a complete skull