Flat Rocks, Bunurong Marine Park (Cretaceous of Australia)

Also known as Inverloch, Dinosaur Dreaming

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.7° S, 145.7° E: paleocoordinates 77.0° S, 117.5° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Wonthaggi Formation (Strzelecki Group), Late/Upper Aptian (122.5 - 112.0 Ma)

• early Aptian according to Rich et al. 2005 and Benson et al. 2012; lat Aprian according to Salisbury et al. 2016

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; fine-grained sandstone and muddy conglomerate

• fluvial environment: floodplains with braided river channels
• "bone-bearing conglomerate"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by N. Barton, T. Rich, L. Kool in 1991–1992, 1994–

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ), mechanical,

• NMV, Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Primary reference: T. H. Rich and P. Vickers-Rich. 1994. Digs at Dinosaur Cove and Flat Rocks 1994. Excavation Report: Dinosaur Cove 1993–1994 & Inverloch 1994 1-4 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 51961: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 06.07.2005, edited by Mark Uhen and Roger Benson

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Gnathostomata
  -
Osteichthyes indet.6 bony fish
"fish jaw"
Osteichthyes
 Dipnomorpha - Neoceratodontidae
Neoceratodus sp.6 Castelnau 1876 Queensland lungfish
Reptilia
 Testudinata -
Testudinata indet.6 Oppel 1811 turtle
 Saurischia -
Theropoda indet.5 Marsh 1881 theropod
NMV P210090, 212806, 216642 (distal caudal vertebrae); NMV P199050 (manual phalanx), P199085, P208512 (ungual phalanges); NMV P209990 (metatarsal ?IV)
 Avetheropoda - Neovenatoridae
Neovenatoridae indet.3 Benson et al. 2010 allosauroid
NMV P221187 (dorsal centrum), NMV P208096 (middle caudal centrum)
? Megaraptora indet.3 Benson et al. 2010 allosauroid
at least 90 teeth
 Avetheropoda -
Maniraptora indet.3 Gauthier 1986 coelurosaur
NMV P216672 (dorsal vertebra)
Aves
 Enantiornithes -
Enantiornithes indet.4 Walker 1981 bird
NMV P208183
Reptilia
 Avetheropoda - Ornithomimidae
Ornithomimidae indet.6 Marsh 1890 ornithomimid
ungual
 Ornithischia -
Ankylosauria indet.7 ornithischian
NMV P186435, 186463, 198953, 199128, 199198, 199988, 208229, 209963, 210093, 212808, 216508, 221060, 221105, 208085, 199100, 221200, 221201, 221213
 Neornithischia -
Iguanodontia indet.1 bird foot dinosaur
NMV P186370, 186468, 198888, 198889, 198931, 198963, 198981, 198981a, 198982, 199022, 199091, 199138, 199146, 208159, 208231
Qantassaurus intrepidus n. gen. n. sp.10 Rich and Vickers-Rich 1999 bird foot dinosaur
NMV P199075, 198962, 199087
 Plesiosauria -
Plesiosauria indet.2 plesiosaur
ten teeth (NMV P186376, P199124, P208117, P208320, P212943, P216500, P216561, P221164, P228442, P228447), two cervical ribs (NMV P186455, P208161); "smaller taxon"
Mammalia
 Australosphenida -
Ausktribosphenos nyktos n. gen. n. sp.11
Ausktribosphenos nyktos n. gen. n. sp.11 Rich et al. 1997 mammal
jaw
 Monotremata - Ornithorhynchidae
Teinolophos trusleri n. gen. n. sp.8
Teinolophos trusleri n. gen. n. sp.8 Rich et al. 1999 platypus
originally entered as "Teinolophus trusleri"
 Australosphenida -
Bishops whitmorei n. gen. n. sp.9
Bishops whitmorei n. gen. n. sp.9 Rich et al. 2001 mammal
NMV P210075
 Multituberculata - Corriebaataridae
Corriebaatar marywaltersae n. gen. n. sp.12
Corriebaatar marywaltersae n. gen. n. sp.12 Rich et al. 2009 multituberculate
NMV P216655