New Field, Coocoran, Lightning Ridge (Cretaceous of Australia)

Where: New South Wales, Australia (29.4° S, 147.6° E: paleocoordinates 59.3° S, 140.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Coptospora paradoxa pollen zone, Wallangulla Sandstone Member (Griman Creek Formation), Cenomanian (100.5 - 93.9 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; claystone

• "estuary of the Australian Cretaceous inland sea"
• "opal-bearing claystone"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: R. E. Molnar. 1999. Avian tibiotarsi from the Early Cretaceous of Lightning Ridge, New South Wales. Proceedings of the Second Gondwana Dinosaur Symposium, Y. Tomida, T. H. Rich and P. Vickers-Rich (eds.), National Science Museum Monographs 15:197-209 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 38543: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 23.04.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Crustacea
  -
Crustacea indet. BrĂ¼nnich 1772
"crustaceans"
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella sp. Lamarck 1799 turret shell
Reptilia
 Testudines -
Testudines indet. Batsch 1788 turtle
"turtles"
 Theropoda -
Theropoda indet. theropod
"advanced nonavian theropod or bird"
Aves
  -
Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
 Ornithothoraces -
Ornithothoraces indet. Chiappe and Calvo 1994 bird
Reptilia
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian
"crocodiles"
Pinopsida
 Pinales - Araucariaceae
Araucaria sp. de Jussieu 1789
"araucarians"