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Beacon Hill (AM collection) (Triassic of Australia)

Also known as Brookvale

Where: New South Wales, Australia (33.8° S, 151.3° E: paleocoordinates 63.7° S, 135.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Brookvale Shale Member (Hawkesbury Sandstone Formation), Anisian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• Hawkesbury Sandstone is of Anisian age based on palynology

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - small; lithified shale

• "This mudstone lens may be interpreted as a lacustrine interval on a quartz sandstone coastal plain and from the fauna a freshwater enviroment is most probable." Jell, 2004
• "a lenticular mass of shale, about twenty-five feet of thickness"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by W. Bass

• Australian Museum collection

Primary reference: K. C. McKeown. 1937. New fossil insect wings (Protohemiptera, family Mesotitanidae). Records of the Australian Museum 20(1):31-37 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 106483: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 19.03.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham and Richard Butler

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