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SCB90 (Pleistocene of Australia)

Also known as Stony Creek Basin

Where: Victoria, Australia (37.6° S, 144.2° E: paleocoordinates 39.0° S, 144.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• Pliocene-Pleistocene boundary at 1.81 Ma.

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; black, silty claystone

• The basin is a small paleolake deposit of probable maar origin.The lake sediments comprise ca. 40 m of black, organic-rich, silty clays.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression, original carbon

Collection methods: core, chemical, sieve

Primary reference: G. J. Jordan, K. E. Bromfield, J. M. K. Sniderman and D. Crayn. 2007. Diverse fossil Epacrids (Styphelioideae; Ericaceae) from early pleistocene sediments at Stony Creek basin, Victoria, Australia. International Journal of Plant Sciences 168(9):1359-1376 [C. Jaramillo/C. Jaramillo/C. Jaramillo] more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 169426: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Carlos Jaramillo on 25.05.2015

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