Site QML7 (Chinchilla) (Pliocene to of Australia)

Where: Queensland, Australia (26.8° S, 150.6° E: paleocoordinates 28.8° S, 150.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Chinchilla Sands Formation, Early/Lower Pliocene to Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 0.1 Ma)

Environment/lithology: alluvial fan; lithified, ferruginous, quartzose, calcareous sandstone and poorly lithified, silty, sandy claystone

• The Chinchilla Sand includes well-lithified calcareous sandstones grading into siltstone and conglomerate (quartz and ferruginous sandstone), and weakly consolidated sands that grade into silt and sandy clay. Such sediments were derived from erosion of the Orallo Formation and its lateritized profiles (Bartholomai & Woods, 1976).

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: Silvaroo bila were collected by Ces and Doris Wilkinson

Primary reference: G. J. Price, J.-X. Zhao, Y.-X. Feng and S. A. Hocknull. 2009. New Records of Plio-Pleistocene Koalas from Australia: Palaeoecological and Taxonomic Implications. Records of the Australian Museum 61:39-48 [J. Alroy/A. Garcia Selles]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 136787: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Albert Garcia Selles on 04.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Diprotodontia - Phascolarctidae
Phascolarctidae indet. Owen 1839 koala
Phascolarctos cf. stirtoni Bartholomai 1968 koala