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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nonGeographicDataset

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

1994-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

nonGeographicDataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

14735 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/14735/

Keywords

GA Publication
Record
palaeontology
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

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onLine

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distributor
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

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Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

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unclassified

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pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
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