Barber's Quarry (Oligocene of Australia)

Where: South Australia, Australia (37.8° S, 140.8° E: paleocoordinates 52.6° S, 137.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Gambier Formation, Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• Janjukian=Chattian according with Fitzgerald (2004). Author suggests this formation is Janjukian to Balcombian (or Late Oligocene-middle Miocene)

Environment/lithology: coastalwhite

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: The paleontological collection of the Department of Geology, University of Adelaide, the Geological Survey of South Australia, and several small private collections, were studied

Primary reference: N. S. Pledge. 1967. Fossil Elasmobranch teeth of South Australia and their stratigraphic distribution. Transaction of the Royal Society of South Australia 91:135-160 [C. Jaramillo/C. Pimiento]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 159889: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Pimiento on 11.08.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon Agassiz 1843 megalodon
Most likely misidentified because too old to be C. megalodon. Picture included. Crown broken and cusplets not visible (if present) on the left due to incomplete tooth. Right cusplet not visible (if present) due to cropped picture.