Wilkinson's No 4 Aire coastal section (Oligocene of Australia)

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.8° S, 143.5° E: paleocoordinates 54.4° S, 141.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Oligocene (33.9 - 23.0 Ma)

• Dennant said Upper Eocene, according to Cairns 1997 an Oligocene age is more likely

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. Dennant. 1902. Descriptions of new species of corals from the Australian Tertiaries, Part 5. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 26:255-264 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122379: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 22.12.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia -
Pleuropodia otwayensis2 Dennant 1903 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Balanophyllia torta3 Dennant 1904 stony coral
Balanophyllia cauliculata3 Dennant 1904 stony coral
Balanophyllia induta3 Dennant 1904 stony coral
Balanophyllia truncata3 Dennant 1904 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Platytrochus curvatus Dennant 1902 stony coral
Platytrochus airensis n. sp. Dennant 1902 stony coral
Ceratotrochus exilis Dennant 1902 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Guyniidae
Cyathosmilia velata Dennant 1902 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Turbinoliidae
"Trematotrochus kitsoni n. sp." = Foveolocyathus kitsoni1
"Trematotrochus kitsoni n. sp." = Foveolocyathus kitsoni1 Dennant 1901 stony coral