A shelduck (Anatidae: Tadorna) from the pliocene of South Australia

T. H. Worthy, N. S. Pledge

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A complete fossil humerus referable to a shelduck (Anatidae: Tadorna sp.) is reported from an uncertain locality in the ‘Bookmark cliffs’ on the River Murray, a few kilometres upstream from Berri and Lyrup southwest of Renmark, in the Riverland region of South Australia. The fossil was embedded in a piece of pale grey, clean coarse sandstone having a siliceous cement. This is interpreted as being Parilla Sand, of late Pliocene age, which outcrops along the Murray River from Renmark to Loxton.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-115
Number of pages9
JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of South Australia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Anatidae
  • Australia
  • Pliocene fossil
  • Shelduck
  • Tadorna


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