Citation

Davis, A.C., 1994. Catalogue of Type, Figured and Cited Specimens in the Commonwealth Palaeontological Collection, Vertebrata. Record  1994/032. Australian Geological Survey Organisation, Canberra.

Abstract

fossils housed in Canberra, and administered by the Australian Geological Survey Organization (AGSO), previouslyknown as the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics (BMR). It originated with the appointment of aCommonwealth Palaeontologist in 1927, and since the 1950's has grown from a small collection of about 1,000specimens to its current size of over 30,000 specimens which have been described, figured, or referred to in scientificpublications. The rapid increase in size in recent years reflects a strong research effort to document fossil faunas andfloras from important localities throughout Australia, as well as Papua New Guinea, Australian Antarctic Territory,and the seafloor of our continental shelves. All of these areas have been the subject of geological investigations byAGSO. The CPC forms a taxonomic database which underpins all biochronological dating of AustralasianPhanerozoic sedimentary sequences, and thus forms the basis for biochronological age control using various fossilgroups, which is an integral part of most geological investigations concerned with stratified rocks. Such investigationsinclude geological mapping projects, and subsurface analysis of Australasian sedimentary basins, which areundertaken by AGSO in support of petroleum and mineral exploration and land use activities throughout the continent.
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