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Re: No aquatic dinos? (was Re: No dinosaurs in Quebec, Canada?)



Stan Friesen wrote:

>From: pwillis@ozemail.com.au (Paul Willis)
>
> > Kollikodon probably derives from the Griman Creek Formation which is
> > thought to be distal esturine deposits.
>
>My terminology knowledge suddenly fails me: in this context is "distal"
>relative to the marine or the terrestrial end of the estuary??

The seaward side.

>I know of no reliable way of determining if a single fragmentary
>fossil is autochthonous or allochthonous.  In fact, a single fragment
>is probably more often allochthonous than otherwise.

This is almost certainly the case with all dinosaur and mammals material
from Lightning Ridge.

Cheers, Paul

Dr Paul M.A. Willis
Consulting Vertebrate Palaeontologist
Quinkana Pty Ltd
pwillis@ozemail.com.au