A ziphodont crocodile from the late Pleistocene King Creek catchment, Darling Downs, Queensland

Sobbe, Ian H., Price, Gilbert J. and Knezour, Robert A. (2013) A ziphodont crocodile from the late Pleistocene King Creek catchment, Darling Downs, Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum - Nature, 56 2: 601-606.

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Author Sobbe, Ian H.
Price, Gilbert J.
Knezour, Robert A.
Title A ziphodont crocodile from the late Pleistocene King Creek catchment, Darling Downs, Queensland
Journal name Memoirs of the Queensland Museum - Nature   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0079-8835
Publication date 2013-06-30
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 56
Issue 2
Start page 601
End page 606
Total pages 6
Place of publication South Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Publisher Queensland Museum
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A well preserved reptilian tooth recovered from late Pleistocene fluviatile sediments along King Creek on the Darling Downs, south eastern Queensland, displays a suite of characters including lateral compression and curvature, lenticular cross section, length/width ratio >1.3, slight anterior/posterior recurve and distinct, strongly serrate carinae, that enable it to be attributed to a ziphodont crocodile (Quinkana sp.). It is the first record of a ziphodont in the King Creek ecosystem and only the second for the eastern Darling Downs in over 150 years of fossil collecting. This tooth as well as previously documented fossils from Tea Tree Cave (N. Qld) and Texas Caves (S. Qld) provides the youngest records of ziphodont crocodiles globally.
Keyword Ziphodont
Crocodile
Quinkana
King Creek
Darling Downs
Pleistocene
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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