Tara Creek (Pliocene of Australia)

Where: Queensland, Australia (21.4° S, 140.6° E: paleocoordinates 24.2° S, 139.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

• Head of Tara Creek, a tributary of the Clark River, by Maryvale Creek, North Queensland

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J. R. Chisholm

Primary reference: H. A. Longman. 1924. Some Queensland fossil vertebrates. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 8(1):16-28 [P. Mannion/J. Tennant/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138404: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 17.01.2013, edited by Philip Mannion and Richard Butler

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx australiensis n. sp.1 De Vis 1894 softshell turtle
QM F1101A (lectotype). QM F1101B-G (syntypes)
 Testudines - Panchelidae
Chelodina insculpta De Vis 1897 sideneck turtle
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Pallimnarchus gracilis3, "Crocodylus nathani n. sp." = Crocodylus porosus2
Pallimnarchus gracilis3 Willis and Molnar 1997 crocodile
QM F1512 (left dentary) and QM F 1513 (left dentary); previously included in Crocodilus nathani type
"Crocodylus nathani n. sp." = Crocodylus porosus2 Schneider 1801 saltwater crocodile
QM F1513 - lectotype (anterior portion of left dentary); 2 fragments of dentaries (QM F 1513 and 11609), other cranial elements
Mammalia
 Diprotodontia - Diprotodontidae
Diprotodontidae indet.3 Gill 1872 diprotodont marsupial