Unspecified localities [Gingin Chalk] (Cretaceous of Australia)

Where: Western Australia, Australia (31.3° S, 115.9° E: paleocoordinates 58.1° S, 96.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Gingin Chalk Formation, Santonian (86.3 - 83.6 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified chalk

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: cast

Reposited in the WAM

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

• REPOSITORY: Includes Western Australian Museum (WAM).

Primary reference: J. S. Jell, A. G. Cook, and P. A. Jell. 2011. Australian Cretaceous Cnidaria and Porifera. Alcheringa 35(2):241-284 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123005: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 09.01.2012, edited by Marko Manojlovic and Austin Hendy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Calcarea
 Calcaronea - Stellispongiidae
Peronidella globosa Etheridge 1913 calcareous sponge
Hexactinellida
 Lychniscosa - Pachyteichismatidae
Pachyteichisma corrugatus n. sp. Jell et al. 2011 glass sponge
Anthozoa
 Octocorallia -
Octocorallia indet. Haeckel 1866
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Ceratotrochus ginginensis, "Caryophyllia arcotensis" = Caryophyllia konincki
Ceratotrochus ginginensis Etheridge 1913 stony coral
"Caryophyllia arcotensis" = Caryophyllia konincki Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Rhynchonellata
 Rhynchonellida - Basiliolidae
Eohemithyris wildei2 Craig 1999
 Rhynchonellida - Notosariidae
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
 Terebratulida - Chlidonophoridae
Gisilina ovata2 Etheridge 1913
 Terebratulida - Inopinatarculidae
Inopinatarcula acanthodes2 Etheridge 1913
 Terebratulida - Kingenidae
Kingena mesembrina2 Etheridge 1913
 Terebratulida - Bouchardiidae
Bouchardiella cretacea2 Etheridge 1913
Thecostraca
 Verrucomorpha - Verrucidae
Verruca (Verruca) tasmanica1 Buckeridge 1983 barnacle
SUBSPECIES: Verruca (Verruca) tasmanica tasmanica
 Archaeolepadomorpha - Stramentidae
Loriculina fosteri1 Buckeridge 1983 barnacle
 Calanticomorpha - Calanticidae
Calantica (Scillaelepas) ginginensis1 Etheridge 1913 barnacle
 Calanticomorpha -
"Neoscalpellum glauerti" = Pachyscalpellum glauerti1
"Neoscalpellum glauerti" = Pachyscalpellum glauerti1 Withers 1926 barnacle