Australian Museum Journal Sub-fossil crustaceans from the coasts of Australia

Shortform:
Etheridge and McCulloch, 1916, Rec. Aust. Mus. 11(1): 1–14
Author(s):
Etheridge, R.; McCulloch, Allan R.
Year published:
1916
Title:
Sub-fossil crustaceans from the coasts of Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
11
Issue:
1
Start page:
1
End page:
14
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.11.1916.906
Language:
English
Plates:
plates i–vii
Date published:
21 February 1916
Cover date:
21 February 1916
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA; FOSSIL; PALAEONTOLOGY
Digitized:
20 October 2008
Available online:
04 November 2008
Reference number:
906
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (128kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (4822kb PDF)

Abstract

At various beaches on the south, south-east, north, and north-west coasts of Australia, remains of Decapoda more or less encased in clay-nodules, are every now and then brought to light, but very few facts appear to have been gathered as to their mode of occurrence when in situ. Again, similar, animal remains have been met with in excavating canals in delta deposits, on]y in such instances they are less markedly nodular, and have undergone a lesser degree of fossilisation. A third occurrence is that of river, or perhaps estuarine, deposits brought to Iight through dredging operations.

As an instance of the first mode of occurrence we cite Anson Bay, North-west Australia; of the second the Coode Canal, Yarra River Delta; and of the third dredging operations carried on at the mouth of the Brisbane River, Moreton Bay. All of these occurrences will be referred to later.

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