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.

 
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Short Form
Glaessner, 1942, Rec. Aust. Mus. 21(2): 106–109
Author
Martin F. Glaessner
Year
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
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