Lower Devonian microvertebrates from the Point Hibbs Formation, Tasmania

Carole J. Burrow, John A. Long, Susan Turner

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Palaeozoic microvertebrate remains are documented from the Point Hibbs Formation, Point Hibbs, western Tasmania. They comprise scales, teeth and ornamented dermal bone from acanthodians “Nostolepis” guangxiensis, Nostolepis spp., Gomphonchus? bogongensis, Trundlelepis cervicostulata and Watsonacanthus? sp., onychodontiform sarcopterygians, and four types of placoderms. The microvertebrate fauna supports a Lower Devonian (Pragian) age for the deposit, when compared with other eastern Australian occurrences of these taxa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-20
Number of pages12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Acanthodii
  • Lower devonian
  • Placodermi
  • Point hibbs formation
  • Pragian
  • Tasmania

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