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Dickins, J.M., 1963. Permian pelecypods and gastropods from Western Australia. Bulletin  063. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

The present work has been undertaken as part of a long-term project of describing the Permian pelecypod and gastropod faunas of Western Australia and western Northern Territory and of assessing their stratigraphical significance. Two portions have already appeared (Dickins, 1956; 1957). In the first paper pelecypods from earlier collections obtained from various parts of the sequence in the Carnarvon Basin were described; and in the second the earliest Permian (Sakmarian) pelecypod and gastropod fauna from the Lyons Group and the Carrandibby Formation. Other current work in palaeontology is being undertaken by B. E. Balme (pollen and microplankton), B. F. Glenister (ammonoids), G. M. Philip (crinoids and blastoids), June R. P. Ross (bryozoans), and G. A. Thomas (brachiopods). For faunal studies, the Permian rocks of the western part of Australia have the merit that the Lower Permian* has a complex of changing marine faunas which allow a detailed study of their phylogeny and range. The value of this sequence is enhanced by the presence of marine Upper Permian in the Fitzroy and Bonaparte Gulf Basins. It represents as complete a marine Permian sequence as any in Australia, if not the most complete, and is rivalled only by that of the Hunter Valley of New South Wales. The collections used have been mainly from the Geology Department of the University of Western Australia and from the Museum of the Geological Branch of the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra. The Bureau of Mineral Resources collections include material from West Australian Petroleum Pty Limited.
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