Spring Creek (Oligocene of Australia)

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.3° S, 144.3° E: paleocoordinates 53.9° S, 142.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Oligocene (33.9 - 23.0 Ma)

• Dennant said Upper Eocene, according to Cairns 1997 a Janjukian (Oligocene) age is more likely

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. Dennant. 1899. Descriptions of new species of corals from the Australian Tertiaries, Part 2. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 23:281-287 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122348: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 22.12.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Fungiacyathidae
"Bathyactis excelsa n. sp." = Fungiacyathus (Bathyactis) excelsa5
"Bathyactis excelsa n. sp." = Fungiacyathus (Bathyactis) excelsa5 Dennant 1904 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Micrabaciidae
Stephanophyllia implexa n. sp. Dennant 1899 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Fungiidae
? Discotrochus pateriformis n. sp.5 Dennant 1904 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Balanophyllia induta n. sp.5 Dennant 1904 stony coral
Balanophyllia basedowi5 Dennant 1904 stony coral
Balanophyllia truncata n. sp.5 Dennant 1904 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
"Stephanotrochus tatei n. sp." = Stephanocyathus (Acinocyathus) spiniger1 Marenzeller 1888 stony coral
? Leptocyathus convexus n. sp.5 Dennant 1904 stony coral
Platytrochus curvatus2 Dennant 1902 stony coral
Platytrochus airensis2 Dennant 1902 stony coral
Platytrochus hastatus2 Dennant 1902 stony coral
"Deltocyathus subviola n. sp." = Notocyathus subviola3 Dennant 1902 stony coral
Deltocyathus fontinalis n. sp.5 Dennant 1904 stony coral
Deltocyathus stellaris n. sp.5 Dennant 1904 stony coral
Ceratotrochus exilis2 Dennant 1902 stony coral
Ceratotrochus halli n. sp.2 Dennant 1902 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Conosmilia stylifera n. sp.5, "Placotrochus pueblensis n. sp." = Periplacotrochus pueblensis4, "Placotrochus magnus n. sp." = Periplacotrochus magnus5, Flabellum fastigatum n. sp.1, Flabellum medioplicatum n. sp.5
Conosmilia stylifera n. sp.5 Dennant 1904 stony coral
"Placotrochus pueblensis n. sp." = Periplacotrochus pueblensis4 Dennant 1903 stony coral
"Placotrochus magnus n. sp." = Periplacotrochus magnus5 Dennant 1904 stony coral
Flabellum fastigatum n. sp.1 Dennant 1899 stony coral
Flabellum medioplicatum n. sp.5 Dennant 1904 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Turbinoliidae
Trematotrochus complanatus n. sp., "Conocyathus scrobiculatus n. sp." = Conocyathus zelandiae2
Trematotrochus complanatus n. sp. Dennant 1899 stony coral
"Conocyathus scrobiculatus n. sp." = Conocyathus zelandiae2 Duncan 1876 stony coral