Australian Museum Journal The occurrence of the New Guinea Turtle (Carettochelys) in the Miocene of Papua

Shortform:
Glaessner, 1942, Rec. Aust. Mus. 21(2): 106–109
Author(s):
Glaessner, Martin F.
Year published:
1942
Title:
The occurrence of the New Guinea Turtle (Carettochelys) in the Miocene of Papua
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
21
Issue:
2
Start page:
106
End page:
109
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.21.1942.262
Language:
English
Plates:
plate x
Date published:
08 July 1942
Cover date:
08 July 1942
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
MIOCENE; NEW GUINEA; PALAEONTOLOGY; FOSSIL
Digitized:
29 June 2009
Reference number:
262
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
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Complete work:
Complete work (851kb PDF)

Abstract

The fossil forming the subject of the present note was discovered in October, 1940, in a quarry on the road leading from the left bank of the Vailala River (Papua, Gulf Division) near the mouth of Kariava Creek to the drilling site or Australasian Petroleum Company's first exploration well in Papua. The fossil was sent to Port Moresby and handed to the writer by Dr. K. Washington Gray, chief geologist to Australasian Petroleum Company. The quarry was situated 800 feet E. 7° S. from the mouth of Kariava Creek. The writer visited the locality in May, 1941. No further vertebrate fossils were found, but mollusca, corals and foraminifera occur in the same beds the age of which is Upper Miocene.