South Gippsland Highway, South Gippsland Basin (Cretaceous of Australia)

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

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Xiphosura
 Xiphosurida -
Victalimulus mcqueeni n. gen. n. sp.
Victalimulus mcqueeni n. gen. n. sp. Riek and Gill 1971
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