Whitewood Paddock, Clutha Station (Cretaceous of Australia)

Also known as Austrosaurus type

Where: Queensland, Australia (20.4° S, 142.2° E: paleocoordinates 51.5° S, 130.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Allaru Mudstone Formation (Rolling Downs Group), Late/Upper Albian (105.3 - 99.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; fine-grained, yellow, argillaceous limestone

• "matrix consists of a fine-grained, argillaceous limestone (or calcareous mudstone) of a light fawn colour"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by H. A. Longman in 1932-1933; 2014-2015

Collection methods: surface (float),

• Site visited in 1976 but nothing further found (Molnar 82).

Primary reference: H. A. Longman. 1933. A new dinosaur from the Queensland Cretaceous. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 10(3):131-144 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35273: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 22.11.2003, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
Inoceramus sp. Sowerby 1814 clam
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Desmoceratidae
Beudanticeras sp. Hitzell 1902 ammonite
Reptilia
 Saurischia -
Austrosaurus mckillopi n. gen. n. sp.
Austrosaurus mckillopi n. gen. n. sp. Longman 1933 sauropod
QM F2316 - holotype