A revised faunal list and geological setting for Bullock Creek, a Camfieldian site from the Northern Territory of Australia

Leah R.S. Schwartz

Memoirs of Museum Victoria Vol 74 p. 263–290 (2016)

DOI
http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2016.74.20

Abstract

The Camfield beds, in which the Bullock Creek Local Fauna occurs, is a freshwater carbonate unit deposited in a braided-meandering river environment in which abandoned channels formed oxbow lakes. Fossil quarries in the Small Hills outcrop occur in stratigraphically superposed beds. Despite this, there are no detectable changes to the fauna obtained at different levels that demonstrate a significant biochronologic time difference. Within the small mammal fauna, macropodoids are the most abundant group at Bullock Creek. Two species have been described, Balbaroo camfieldensis and Nambaroo bullockensis. A number of other macropodid taxa are also present. A diverse ‘possum’ fauna is found here, in addition to the miralinids Barguru maru and Barguru kayir, including the phalangerid Wyulda sp. cf. asherjoeli. Dasyuromorphians are also present, as are yaraloid peramelemorphians, including a species referred to Yarala.

Citation

Schwartz, L.R.S., 2016. A revised faunal list and geological setting for Bullock Creek, a Camfieldian site from the Northern Territory of Australia. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 74: 263-290. http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2016.74.20

PUBLICATION DATE: 30 July 2016

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