A Shelduck (Anatidae: Tadorna) from the Pliocene of South Australia
Authors: Worthy, T.H.; Pledge, N.S.
Source: Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, Volume 131, Number 1, May 2007 , pp. 107-115(9)
Publisher: Royal Society of South Australia
Abstract:A complete fossil humerus referable to a shelduck (Anatidae: Tadorna sp.) is reported from an uncertain locality in the 'Bookmark cliffs' on the River Murray, a few kilometres upstream from Berri and Lyrup southwest of Renmark, in the Riverland region of South Australia. The fossil was embedded in a piece of pale grey, clean coarse sandstone having a siliceous cement. This is interpreted as being Parilla Sand, of late Pliocene age, which outcrops along the Murray River from Renmark to Loxton.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2007-05-01
- In 2004, the South Australian Museum and the Royal Society of South Australia became partners in Southern Scientific Press. This led to the amalgamation of their two professional journals. The Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia now incorporates the Records of the South Australian Museum.
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia deals with natural history relating to South Australia
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