Where: Victoria, Australia (38.6° S, 146.0° E: paleocoordinates 78.9° S, 108.0° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Early/Lower Cretaceous (145.0 - 100.5 Ma)
• Over 9000 ft of sediments were accumulated in the South Gippsland Basin. They consist of felspathic sandstones and siltstones, with occassional conglomerates and some thin bands of black coal. A soil horizon with silicified stumps in position of growth was observed in the Cape Patterson area exposed on a shore platform, but the formation is essentially a lacustrine one.
Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified siltstone
Size class: macrofossils
Collected by James McQueen; reposited in the NHMW
• The fossil was found by James McQueen when working on a load of siltstone taken home for breaking up in search of fossils. Specimen kept in National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne.
Primary reference: E. F. Riek and E. D. Gill. 1971. A new xiphosuran genus from Lower Cretaceous freshwater sediments at Koonwarra, Victoria, Australia. Palaeontology 14(2):206-210 [M. Bell/M. Bell]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 140626: authorized by Mark Bell, entered by Mark Bell on 13.03.2013
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