Balcombe Bay (Cudmore collection) (Miocene of Australia)

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.2° S, 145.0° E: paleocoordinates 47.5° S, 143.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Balcombe Marl Member (Fyansford Formation), Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• Balcombian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; poorly lithified, silty claystone

• Described as "outer shelf to epibathyal facies" by Warne (1986, 1987)

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Collected by F.A. Cudmore

• Repository: National Museum of Victoria

Primary reference: F. Chapman. 1915. New or little-known Victorian fossils in the National Museum. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 27:350-361 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 179947: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 04.07.2016, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Nautilida - Nautilidae
"Nautilus balcombensis n. sp." = Eutrephoceras balcombensis
"Nautilus balcombensis n. sp." = Eutrephoceras balcombensis Chapman 1915 nautiloid
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis contortidens Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark