Assessment of the potential for a Jehol Biota-like cretaceous polar fossil assemblage in Victoria, Australia

Thomas Hewitt Rich, Li Xiabo-Bo, Patricia Vickers Rich

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    Abstract

    An abundance of exquisitely preserved birds, mammals and feathered dinosaurs, among other fossils, has been recovered from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota of north-eastern China. The similarities both in the nature of those deposits and the plant, arthropod and fish fossils they contain to those from the lacustrine (lake) facies of the Strzelecki Group of south-western Gippsland in Victoria, Australia suggests that a prolonged, systematic search of the latter could yield tetrapods of similar quality.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems
    EditorsPascal Godefroit
    Place of PublicationBloomington Indianna USA
    PublisherIndiana University Press
    Chapter28
    Pages505-518
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)9780253005700
    ISBN (Print)9780253357212
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Publication series

    NameLife of the Past
    PublisherIndiana University Press

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