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Richmond 'pliosaur' locality (Cretaceous of Australia)

Where: Queensland, Australia (20.7° S, 143.1° E: paleocoordinates 51.9° S, 131.3° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Allaru Mudstone Formation (Rolling Downs Group), Late/Upper Albian (105.3 - 99.7 Ma)

• Lower part of the Allaru Formation (late Albian) of Richmond, Queensland, Australia

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ)

• Queensland Museum (QM)

Primary reference: H. F. Ketchum and R. B. J. Benson. 2010. Global interrelationships of Plesiosauria (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) and the pivotal role of taxon sampling in determining the outcome of phylogenetic analyses. Biological Reviews 85:361-392 [R. Benson/R. Benson] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 118316: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 12.10.2011

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