Quinton Fmn trilobite faunule, Gray Creek, NE Queensland (Silurian of Australia)

Where: Queensland, Australia (19.3° S, 144.9° E: paleocoordinates 17.4° N, 160.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Quinton Formation (Graveyard Creek Group), Telychian (438.5 - 433.4 Ma)

• Age call based on ref. 10816 (which is consistent with conodonts). This ref. refers to this as Quinton Fm., whereas Lane and Thomas refer to it as Graveyard Creek. Collection is 600m above base.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone

• "The specimens were found in redeposited limestone concretions in a conglomerate...

Primary reference: P. D. Lane and A. T. Thomas. 1978. Silurian trilobites from NE Queensland and the classification of effaced trilobites. Geological Magazine 115(5):351-358 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40016: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 14.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Only trilobites are reported in detail.
 Corynexochida - Styginidae
"Rhax pollinctrix n. gen. n. sp." = Rhaxeros
"Rhax pollinctrix n. gen. n. sp." = Rhaxeros trilobite
 Phacopida - Encrinuridae
? Encrinurus sp. Emmrich 1844 trilobite
 Phacopida - Calymenidae
Calymenidae indet. Milne-Edwards 1840 trilobite
 Phacopida - Cheiruridae
Sphaerexochus sp. Beyrich 1845 trilobite
 Proetida - Proetidae
? Warburgellinae indet. Owens 1973 trilobite
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia Linnaeus 1758 clam
Conodonta indet. Eichenberg 1930 conodont
Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
Anthozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1834