Wedge Island (Eocene of Australia)

Where: Queensland, Australia (20.9° S, 149.1° E: paleocoordinates 41.8° S, 144.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cape Hillsborough Formation, Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• "the lower unit of the Cape Hillsborough

•Beds, of middle Eocene age, at Wedge Island,

•Cape Hillsborough (McNamara 1994)."

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: fossils at Queensland Museum

Primary reference: 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]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 176508: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 15.02.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Panchelidae
Chelidae indet. sideneck turtle
QM L1190