Small Hills locality (Miocene of Australia)

Also known as Bullock Creek

Where: Northern Territory, Australia (17.1° S, 131.5° E: paleocoordinates 26.1° S, 128.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Camfield Beds Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; fine-grained, white limestone

• "white, fine-grained, black-speckled limestone" (Smith & Plane 1985)

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk, acetic,

• Northern Territory Museum collection

•Commonwealth paleontological collection (CPC)

Primary reference: L. R. S. Schwartz. 2006. Miralinidae (Marsupialia: Phalangeroidea) from northern Australia, including the youngest occurrence of the family. Alcheringa 30(2):343-350 [J. Alroy/A. Garcia Selles]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137618: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Albert Garcia Selles on 18.12.2012, edited by Torsten Liebrecht

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Pythonidae
"Morelia riversleighensis" = Morelia riversleighensis2, "Morelia antiquus n. sp." = Morelia riversleighensis3
"Morelia riversleighensis" = Morelia riversleighensis2 Smith and Plane 1985 python
32 fragmentary to complete vertebrae from several excavation sites and different individuals (NTM P8551-11, P869-2, P8668-1 (4 elmts.), P8675-12, P8692-4, P8695-1, P8695-180, P8695-209, P8695-248, P8712-5, P8792-5 (2 elmts.), P87105-2, P87110-21, P87114, P87115-12, P895 (2 elmts.), P895-6, P895-7, P908-3, P908-5; NMV P198466, P198467, P198468, P198469), and a number of fragmentary ribs (NTMP, catalogue nos. not available)
"Morelia antiquus n. sp." = Morelia riversleighensis3 Smith and Plane 1985 python
holotype: CPC 25077 (not 20577, see Scanlon, 2001; single right dentary)
 Diprotodontia - Miralinidae
Barguru maru n. sp.
Barguru maru n. sp. Schwartz 2006 diprotodont marsupial
 Diprotodontia - Thylacoleonidae
Wakaleo vanderleueri n. sp.1 Clemens and Plane 1974 diprotodont marsupial