Allaru Formation

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Allaru Formation
Stratigraphic range: Albian[1]
Type Geological formation
Region Australia

The Allaru Formation is a geological formation in Queensland, Australia whose strata date back to the Early Cretaceous. Dinosaur remains are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formation.[1]

Vertebrate paleofauna[edit]

Possible indeterminate ankylosaur remains present in Queensland.[1] Indeterminate ornithopod remains present in Queensland.[1]

Dinosaurs of the Allaru Formation
Genus Species Location Stratigraphic position Material Notes Images
Austrosaurus A. mckillopi Queensland "Doral vertebrae [and possible] incomplete limb remains from several individuals."[2] [1]
Minmi Minmi sp. Queensland [1]
 ?Muttaburrasaurus  ?Muttaburrasaurus sp. Queensland [1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Weishampel, David B; et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution (Early Cretaceous, Australasia)." In: Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 573-574. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.
  2. ^ "Table 13.1," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 267.

Coordinates: 24°52′02.17″S 146°14′19.85″E / 24.8672694°S 146.2388472°E / -24.8672694; 146.2388472