Australian Museum Journal A new Xiphosuran from the Triassic sediments at Brookvale, New South Wales

Shortform:
Riek, 1955, Rec. Aust. Mus. 23(5): 281–282
Author(s):
Riek, E. F.
Year published:
1955
Title:
A new Xiphosuran from the Triassic sediments at Brookvale, New South Wales
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
23
Issue:
5
Start page:
281
End page:
282
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.23.1955.637
Language:
English
Plates:
plate xiii
Date published:
01 September 1955
Cover date:
01 September 1955
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
22 April 2009
Available online:
22 July 2009
Reference number:
637
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (113kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (645kb PDF)

Abstract

Amongst the many interesting fossils obtained from the shale beds at Brookvale is an almost complete specimen of a Xiphosuran. These Brookvale sediments are generally considered to be of freshwater origin. They contain insects as well as fish, Estheria and Leaia. As Xiphosura occur in both freshwater and marine sediments this specimen throws no light on the probable nature of the sediments.

The Xiphosuran shows many interesting features, the species being considered in a new genus for which a new family is erected.

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