Denmark Hill Insect Bed

Denmark Hill Insect Bed
Denmark Hill Insect Bed
Stratigraphic range: Carnian
Type Geological formation
Unit of Blackstone Formation
Underlies Bluff coal seam
Overlies Aberdare coal seam
Thickness 15 cm (5.9 in)
Primary Shale
Named for Denmark Hill
Coordinates 59°00′S 105°48′E / 59.0°S 105.8°E / -59.0; 105.8
Region Ipswich
Country  Australia

The Denmark Hill Insect Bed is a Triassic fossil locality in the Denmark Hill Conservation Park of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[1][2] It belongs to the Blackstone Formation (Ipswich Coal Measures Group) dated to the Carnian age (228.0 - 216.5 million years ago). Its coordinates are 27°36′S 152°48′E / 27.6°S 152.8°E / -27.6; 152.8Coordinates: 27°36′S 152°48′E / 27.6°S 152.8°E / -27.6; 152.8. Its paleogeographic coordinates are 59°00′S 105°48′E / 59.0°S 105.8°E / -59.0; 105.8.[3]

The fossiliferous layer is located in between the Bluff coal seam and the Aberdare coal seam. It is 15 cm (5.9 in) thick and is composed greenish grey to brownish grey arenaceous shale. The existence of coal seams above and below the layer indicates that it may have once been a lake (lacustrine environment).[3]

The site is noted as a source of well-preserved insect fossils.[1][4]

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