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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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Riek, 1955, Rec. Aust. Mus. 23(5): 281–282
Author
E. F. Riek
Year
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
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