Australian Museum Journal Description of the mutilated cranium of a large fish, from the Lower Cretaceous of Queensland

Shortform:
Etheridge, 1905, Rec. Aust. Mus. 6(1): 5–8
Author(s):
Etheridge, R.
Year published:
1905
Title:
Description of the mutilated cranium of a large fish, from the Lower Cretaceous of Queensland
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
6
Issue:
1
Start page:
5
End page:
8
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.6.1905.980
Language:
English
Plates:
plates i–ii
Date published:
15 June 1905
Cover date:
15 June 1905
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
FISHES
Digitized:
06 August 2009
Reference number:
980
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (91kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (692kb PDF)

Abstract

A comparatively recent visit to Queensland yielded to Mr. P. G. Black's researches in the Lower Cretaceous beds at Marathon, Flinders River, the mutilated skull of a fish. A reproduction of this fossil has been made for the Museum collection, with Mr. Black's permission, the original returning to his cabinet. The skull is crushed from above downward, and consequently expanded to some extent laterally, and also pressed backwards. Above, the bones are firmly encased in the close-grained argillaceous limestone forming the matrix, but below are weathered to a great extent free of the latter.

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