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Predation of the Early Cretaceous (Late Albian) pachycormiform, Australopachycormus hurleyi Kear, in Queensland’s Eromanga Basin

Title

Predation of the Early Cretaceous (Late Albian) pachycormiform, Australopachycormus hurleyi Kear, in Queensland’s Eromanga Basin. (4487 KB) pdf document icon

Author/s

Bartholomai, A.

Citation

Bartholomai, A. 2015. Predation of the Early Cretaceous (Late Albian) pachycormiform, Australopachycormus hurleyi Kear, in Queensland’s Eromanga Basin. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Nature 59: 245–255. https://doi.org/10.17082/j.2204-1478.59.2015.2014-04

Accepted 18 Dec 2014
Published online 30 November 2015
Peer reviewed:

Yes

DOI

https://doi.org/10.17082/j.2204-1478.59.2015.2014-04

Keywords Australopachycormus hurleyi; neopterygian; pachycormiform; Early Cretaceous (Late Albian); Eromanga Basin;Toolebuc Formation

Abstract

Additional remains of the marine pachycormiform fish, Australopachycormus hurleyi Kear, 2007, have been located in collections of the Queensland Museum from the Early Cretaceous (Late Albian) Toolebuc Formation of the Eromanga Basin, near Boulia in central western Queensland. The specimens significantly extend knowledge of the neurocranium, especially relating to the morphology of the orbital area, maxilla and mandible. The additional specimens show evidence of predation, with one possibly also having been regurgitated in a partially digested state