Redbank Plains Nodules (Paleocene to of Australia)

Where: Queensland, Australia (27.7° S, 152.9° E: paleocoordinates 48.3° S, 153.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Redbank Plains Formation, Paleocene to Paleocene (66.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• "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."

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; shale

• vertebrate fossils usually occur in ironstone nodules, weathered out of the shales

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, concretion

Collection methods: Specimens at Queensland Museum, Brisbane

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 176511: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 15.02.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Panchelidae
Chelodina sp. Fitzinger 1826 sideneck turtle
Chelodina sp. b (QM F18214); Chelodina sp. c (QM F18215-18216); Chelodina sp. c? (QM F18212)