Eagle's Nest, Inverloch (Cretaceous of Australia)

Also known as Eagles Nest, Cape Patterson, Cape Paterson

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.7° S, 145.7° E: paleocoordinates 77.0° S, 117.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Crybelosporites striatus pollen zone, Wonthaggi Formation (Strzelecki Group), Late/Upper Aptian (122.5 - 112.0 Ma)

• also Cyclosporites lagtesii sporeopolen subzone

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; lithified sandstone and lithified, conglomeratic mudstone

• "The Wonthaggi Formation (Strzelecki Group) and middle Eumeralla

•Formation (Otway Group) comprise finely laminated sandstones and

•mudstones with locally abundant horizontally stratified fossiliferous claystone/

•mudstone conglomerates. These were laid down by meandering to

•braided river systems in a mid-Cretaceous rift valley flood plain formed

•as a result of the onset of rifting between Australia and Antarctica"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by W. H. Ferguson, T. Rich in 1903–1905, 1990-

Collection methods: surface (in situ), mechanical,

• original Ceratodus and theropod specimens collected by W. H. Ferguson, brought to Woodward by J. W. Gregory. Later excavations at same site.

•NMV, Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Primary reference: A. S. Woodward. 1906. On a tooth of Ceratodus and a dinosaurian claw from the Lower Jurassic of Victoria, Australia. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 7 18(103):1-3 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 38538: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 23.04.2004, edited by Roger Benson

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Dipnoi - Ceratodontidae
Ceratodus avus n. sp. Woodward 1906 lungfish
 Temnospondyli -
Reptilia
 Testudines -
Testudines indet.4 Batsch 1788 turtle
 Dinosauria -
 Saurischia -
Theropoda indet.1 Marsh 1881 theropod
 Avetheropoda - Neovenatoridae
Megaraptora indet.2 Benson et al. 2010 allosauroid
 Neornithischia -
Iguanodontia indet.1 bird foot dinosaur
NMV P150054, 185948, 186403
 Eosuchia -
? Lepidosauria indet.4 Haeckel 1866 lepidosaur
NMV 15682
 Sauropterygia -
Pliosauroidea indet.3 Welles 1943 plesiosaur