Slippery Rock, Dinosaur Cove (Cretaceous to of Australia)

Also known as Slippery Rocks

Where: Victoria, Australia (36.7° S, 143.4° E: paleocoordinates 74.1° S, 114.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Crybelosporites striatus pollen zone, Eumeralla Formation (Otway Group), Late/Upper Aptian to Late/Upper Aptian (122.5 - 109.0 Ma)

• stratigraphically below Dinosaur Cove East

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: crevasse splay; lithified sandstone and lithified, conglomeratic mudstone

• includes both floodplain and paleochannel deposits; 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. Specific site interpreted as stream avulsion.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Rich & Vickers-Rich in 1984–1994

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: P. V. Rich, T. R. Rich, B. E. Wagstaff, J. M. Mason, C. B. Douthitt, R. T. Gregory, and E. A. Felton. 1988. Evidence for low temperatures and biologic diversity in Cretaceous high latitudes of Australia. Science 242(4884):1403-1406 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 38542: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 23.04.2004, edited by Mark Uhen, Roger Benson and Hallie Street

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Pisces
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"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes Huxley 1880 bony fish
Osteichthyes
 Dipnoi - Ceratodontidae
Ceratodontidae indet. Kirkland 1987 lungfish
Reptilia
 Testudinata -
Otwayemys cunicularius n. gen. n. sp.4
Otwayemys cunicularius n. gen. n. sp.4 Gaffney et al. 1998 turtle
 Dinosauria -
 Saurischia -
Theropoda indet.3 Marsh 1881 theropod
NMV P199783 (distal caudal vertebra)
Neotetanurae indet.5 tetanuran
NMV P186046
 Avetheropoda - Neovenatoridae
Megaraptora indet.1 Benson et al. 2010 allosauroid
NMV P186076
 Neornithischia -
Leaellynasaura amicagraphica n. gen. n. sp.8 Rich and Vickers-Rich 1989 ornithischian
Ornithopoda indet.1 Marsh 1881 bird foot dinosaur
femur type 1
Iguanodontia indet.1 bird foot dinosaur
NMV P186102
Atlascopcosaurus loadsi8 Rich and Vickers-Rich 1989 bird foot dinosaur
 Pterosauria -
 Sauropterygia -
Plesiosauria "smaller taxon"2 de Blainville 1835 plesiosaur
13 teeth (NMV P177934, P185855, P185986, P186030, P186031, P186032, P186131, P186133, P186411, P186416, P202607, P202613, P208102)
Mammalia
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Mammalia indet.6 Linnaeus 1758 mammal
 Monotremata -
Kryoryctes cadburyi n. gen. n. sp.7
Kryoryctes cadburyi n. gen. n. sp.7 Pridmore et al. 2005 monotreme
NMV P20894