Poupanderi Point, Bathurst Island (Cretaceous of Australia)

Where: Northern Territory, Australia (11.6° S, 130.4° E: paleocoordinates 40.0° S, 117.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Moonkinu Member (Bathurst Island Formation), Late/Upper Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• about 1 m below the base of the "Tapara Bed"

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; concretionary, glauconitic, argillaceous sandstone

• glauconitic sands and clays

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: concretion

Primary reference: M. F. Glaessner. 1980. New Cretaceous and Tertiary crabs (Crustacea: Brachyura) from Australia and New Zealand. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 104(6):171-192 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37716: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 22.03.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Longodromitidae
Dioratiopus sp. Woods 1953 crab