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Ichnofacies of the Stairway Sandstone fish-fossil beds (Middle Ordovician, Northern Territory, Australia)

Nicoll, Robert; Davies, Neil S.; Sansom, Ivan J.; Ritchie, Alex


The Stairway Sandstone is a 30-560 m thick succession of Middle Ordovician siliciclastic sedimentary rocks within the Amadeus Basin of central Australia, deposited in the epeiric Larapintine Sea of northern peri-Gondwana. The Stairway Sandstone is significant as one of only two known Gondwanan successions to yield articulated arandaspid (pteraspidomorph agnathan) fish. Herein we use the ichnology of the Stairway Sandstone to reveal insights into the shallow marine habitat of these early...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Alcheringa
DOI: 10.1080/03115518.2011.557565


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