Wollaston, Lightning Ridge (Cretaceous of Australia)

Also known as Griman Creek

Where: New South Wales, Australia (29.4° S, 148.0° E: paleocoordinates 59.3° S, 140.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Coptospora paradoxa pollen zone, Wallangulla Sandstone Member (Griman Creek Formation), Early/Lower Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; claystone

• "deposited in an estuary, apparently that of a river flowing west into an inland sea."
• opal-bearing claystone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: cast

Collected in 1905

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float),

Primary reference: A. S. Woodward. 1910. On remains of a megalosaurian dinosaur from New South Wales. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 79:482-483 [M. Carrano/K. Maguire/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 38539: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 23.04.2004, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines4
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines4 Batsch 1788 turtle
 Saurischia -
Titanosauriformes indet.5 Salgado et al. 1997 sauropod
AM F66769, 66770
Walgettosuchus woodwardi n. gen. n. sp.3 Huene 1932 theropod
BMNH R3717
 Avetheropoda - Neovenatoridae
Rapator ornitholestoides n. gen. n. sp.3
Rapator ornitholestoides n. gen. n. sp.3 Huene 1932 allosauroid
BMNH R3718
 Neornithischia -
Ornithopoda indet.1 bird foot dinosaur
Fulgurotherium australe n. gen. n. sp.3 Huene 1932 bird foot dinosaur
BMNH R3719
 Loricata -
Crocodyliformes indet.6 Hay 1930 crocodilian
Mammalia indet.7 Linnaeus 1758 mammal
 Monotremata - Ornithorhynchidae
Steropodon galmani n. gen. n. sp.2
Steropodon galmani n. gen. n. sp.2 Archer et al. 1985 platypus