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Eurypterids of the Melbourne Group, ?Dargile Formation, at Melbourne (Silurian of Australia)

Where: Victoria, Australia (37.8° S, 145.0° E: paleocoordinates 2.1° S, 174.9° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Melbourne Formation (Dargile Group), Gorstian (422.9 - 421.3 Ma)

• "Melbourne Group (Dargile? Formation). Ludlovian?"

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone and mudstone

• "Deep water (Talent et al. 1975)" "fauna considered to be transported by Talent et al. (1975)"
• "Sandstone and mudstone"

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: No associated biota reported.

Primary reference: R. E. Plotnick. 1999. Habitat of Llandoverian-Lochkovian eurypterids. In A. J. Boucot, J. D. Lawson (eds.), Paleocommunities - a case study from the Silurian and Lower Devonian 106-136 [M. Foote/M. Foote/P. Wagner] more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 26988: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 11.11.2002

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