Redbank Plains Nodules: Paleocene - Eocene, Australia

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Reptilia - Testudines
Chelodina sp. Fitzinger 1826
Chelodina sp. b (QM F18214); Chelodina sp. c (QM F18215-18216); Chelodina sp. c? (QM F18212)
see common names

Country:Australia State/province:Queensland
Coordinates: 27.7° South, 152.9° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:48.3° South, 153.8° East
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Geographic resolution:local area
Key time interval:Paleocene - Eocene
Age range of interval:66.00000 - 33.90000 m.y. ago
Formation:Redbank Plains
Stratigraphy comments: "basalt from the overlying Silkstone Formation has been dated at 45 my.
(Green & Stevens 1975; Cranfield et al. 1989), so that the Redbank Plains Formation is at least Eocene in age. This age is generally accepted, although it may be as old as Palaeocene."
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: "shale"
Environment:terrestrial indet.
Geology comments: vertebrate fossils usually occur in ironstone nodules, weathered out of the shales
Modes of preservation:body,mold/impression,concretion
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collection method comments: Specimens at Queensland Museum, Brisbane
Database number:176511
Authorizer:P. Holroyd Enterer:P. Holroyd
Research group:vertebrate
Created:2016-02-15 17:52:20 Last modified:2016-02-15 17:52:20
Access level:the public Released:2016-02-15 17:52:20
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]