Wedge Island: Middle Eocene, Australia

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Reptilia - Testudines - Chelidae
Chelidae indet. Gray 1825
QM L1190
see common names

Country:Australia State/province:Queensland
Coordinates: 20.9° South, 149.1° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:41.8° South, 144.3° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:small collection
Period:Paleogene Epoch:Eocene
Key time interval:Middle Eocene
Age range of interval:48.60000 - 37.20000 m.y. ago
Formation:Cape Hillsborough
Stratigraphy comments: "the lower unit of the Cape Hillsborough
Beds, of middle Eocene age, at Wedge Island,
Cape Hillsborough (McNamara 1994)."
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: not reported
Environment:terrestrial indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collection method comments: fossils at Queensland Museum
Database number:176508
Authorizer:P. Holroyd Enterer:P. Holroyd
Modifier:P. Holroyd Research group:vertebrate
Created:2016-02-15 16:46:31 Last modified:2016-02-15 16:48:52
Access level:the public Released:2016-02-15 16:46:31
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

55551. F. Lapparent de Broin and R. E. Molnar. 2001. Eocene chelid turtles from Redbank Plains, Southeast Queensland. Geodiversitas 23(1):41-79 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd]