Beaumaris (Miocene to of Australia)

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.0° S, 145.1° E: paleocoordinates 41.4° S, 144.5° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Black Rock Sandstone Formation, Messinian to Messinian (7.2 - 3.6 Ma)

• Cheltenhamian to Kalimnan (Abele et al., 1988; Dickinson et al., 2002; Gill, 1957; Holdgate and Gallagher, 2003; Mallett, 1977).

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Pimiento and Balk. 2013. Measured specimens from this locality in the BMNH, London, UK.

Primary reference: E. M. G. Fitzgerald. 2004. A review of the Tertiary fossil Cetacea (Mammalia) localities in Australia. Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria 61(2):183-208 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 154112: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Pimiento on 27.01.2014, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis2
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis2 Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Hybodontiformes - Acrodontidae
Asteracanthus sp.2 Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis moorabbinensis2 Chapman and Pritchard 1907 eagle ray
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Notidanus sp.2 Cuvier 1817 cow shark
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon1
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon1 Agassiz 1843 megalodon
Also studied in Pimiento and Balk
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus retroflexa2 mako shark
Isurus crassa2 mako shark
Lamna sp.2 Cuvier 1816 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis contortidens2 Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Galeocerdo davisi2 Chapman and Pritchard 1904 tiger shark
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Cestracion cainozoicus2 Chapman and Pritchard 1904 bullhead shark
 Chimaeriformes - Callorhinchidae
Edaphodon sp.2 Buckland 1838 plownose chimaera
 Labriformes - Labridae
Labrodon sp.2 Gervais 1857
 Tetraodontiformes - Diodontidae
Diodon formosus2 Chapman and Pritchard 1907
 Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae
Spheniscidae indet.2 Bonaparte 1831 penguin
 Odontoceti -
Scaldicetus sp.2 Du Bus 1867 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Ziphiidae
Ziphiidae indet.2 Gray 1850 beaked whale
 Odontoceti -
Physetodon sp.2 McCoy 1879 toothed whale
 Spatangoida - Loveniidae
Lovenia woodsi2 heart urchin