Schnapper Point, Kioloa (Permian of Australia)

Also known as Snapper Point

Where: New South Wales, Australia (35.6° S, 150.4° E: paleocoordinates 70.0° S, 165.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Snapper Point Formation (Conjola Group), Kungurian (279.3 - 272.3 Ma)

• Was Conjola formation, but this is now a subgroup. Almost certainly the Snapper Point formation

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: Repository: Australian Museum, Sydney

Primary reference: B. Runnegar. 1967. Desmodont bivalves from the Permian of eastern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics Bulletin 96:1-108 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136665: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 01.12.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pholadida - Vacunellidae
Vacunella curvata Morris 1845 clam